What could a conservation organization, a group of Buddhist monks and a really big fish all have in common? They come together in a small part of Mongolia known as The Eg-Uur Watershed Area where some amazing things are happening. "The Tributary Fund" is an organization that protects ecosystems around the world by combining conservation and culture. In 2004 they started a project with the Eg-Uur Buddhist monks to both rebuild their monastery, which was destroyed over seventy years ago, and to help the community find ways of protecting their waterways and the endangered Taimen - the largest species of salmon in the world. All this is achieved by finding a common ground between the teachings of Buddhism and environmentally sound conservation practices. Join Filmmaker Ian Kellett as he tells us the story of "Buddha and the Big Fish".
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