Bugun and a Forest of Hope

In the dense forests of western Arunachal Pradesh, lives a rare, critically endangered bird that brought a community and its forests together. Meet the Bugun liocichla and the people that help secure its home
Film by: Shaleena Phinya and Sumit Sisodiya
Film by: Shaleena Phinya and Sumit Sisodiya
Shaleena Phinya
Shaleena Phinya

is the first girl from the Bugun community to join the 10-member forest patrolling team in Singching Bugun Village Community Reserve (SBVCR). She was selected as a Green hub Fellow in 2018.

Sumit Sisodiya
Sumit Sisodiya

is a documentary filmmaker and works with Green Hub as a mentor. Some of the award-winning films he has been part of are 'Turtle Diaries' and 'Searching for Gold Spot: The Wild After Wildfire'.


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