Mongolia's Bankhar Dog Project (2019)
Tessa Chan is a Bristol-based photojournalist and documentary filmmaker with a focus on conservation and exploration. She believes in visual storytelling as a powerful tool to provoke social change.
The non-profit organisation, Mongolian Bankhar Dog Project (bankhar.org), is reintroducing an ancient landrace of guardian dogs to the steppes, to protect livestock and reduce human-animal conflict between nomadic herders and apex predators. By reviving traditional nomadic herding practises, it's hoped that the dogs can help save the country's grasslands from overgrazing and the effects of climate change. Chan directed, shot and edited the film on assignment for the South China Morning Post.