Aishwarya Sridhar, a young and talented wildlife photographer and filmmaker
World Animal Protection in India welcomes a distinguished wildlife filmmaker and photographer, Ms. Aishwarya Sridhar, as our influencer. She has a great passion and affection for animals and advocates compassionate treatment for all animals.
Aishwarya says, “I support the efforts of World Animal Protection to phase out elephant rides and to discourage clicking selfies with captive tigers in zoos and making dolphins perform in aquariums. I am also a conscientious user of fashion products and do not wear animal products obtained by cruelty to animals like fur, leather and pure silk.”
Aishwarya Sridhar -- a distinguished wildlife filmmaker and photographer
World Animal Protection in India is pleased to welcome distinguished wildlife filmmaker and photographer, Ms Aishwarya Sridhar, as our influencer. Aishwarya has always had a passion and affection for animals and feels very strongly about advocating compassionate treatment of all animals, both wild and domestic. She is happy to join World Animal Protection in India given her role as a filmmaker and a campaigner for wildlife protection.
Aishwarya's support to protect wildlife and farming
She supports World Animal Protection on several campaigns to protect animals in India, including the ongoing campaign to retire elephants offering rides at Amer fort in Jaipur in Rajasthan, awareness programmes to treat farm animals humanely and decrease meat consumption and generate a new consciousness that treats animals as sentient, living beings, rather than as expendable commodities.
Aishwarya's contribution for the animal welfare causes
Aishwarya has recently received a grant from National Geographic Society to produce a multimedia project focused on documenting the illegal pet trade of the Indian Star Tortoise. Right now, she is co-producing a 1 x 50 minutes special on big cats for a leading natural history television network. She has researched, scripted, and directed a feature length documentary ‘Queen of Taru’ between 2015 to 2019 on the life of a tigress named Maya from the forests of Tadoba, India with her as the protagonist. It is a tale of love, loss and survival as Maya struggles to raise her cubs in a land dominated by male tigers while presiding over her kingdom. Telecast as part of Big Cat Week, it is currently airing worldwide on National Geographic Wild & Disney+ Hotstar.
Collaboration with Discovery Channel and WWF
She hosted an 8-part series made in collaboration with Discovery Channel India and WWF India. A unique chat show, the series featured wildlife experts, photographers and filmmakers and was aimed at spotlighting some of India’s most endangered species, including the Bengal Tiger, Olive Ridley Sea Turtle, Western Hoolock Gibbon, Gangetic River Dolphin, Indian Rhino, Asiatic Elephant, Himalayan Brown Bear and Snow Leopard.
My place on Earth- a digital series by BBC
She was selected to feature in ‘My Place on Earth’- a digital series produced by BBC Earth in 2021. Aishwarya says, “I support the efforts of World Animal Protection to phase out elephant rides and to discourage clicking selfies with captive tigers in zoos and making dolphins perform in aquariums. I am also a conscientious user of fashion products and do not wear animal products obtained by cruelty to animals like fur, leather and pure silk.” Welcome, Aishwarya Sridhar, to the World Animal Protection family in India!”