Alia Bhatt is hoping the upcoming Amazon Original Series 'Poacher' will have a wider impact on highlighting environmental issues worldwide.

An investigative crime series based on true events; Poacher unearths the largest ivory poaching ring in Indian history. It aims to brings the world of environmental conservation and entertainment together with the intent of highlighting a key global concern – illegal poaching. 

Emmy-award winning filmmaker Richie Mehta  created, written, and directed the series, which boasts a diverse cast comprising Nimisha Sajayan, Roshan Mathew, and Dibyendu Bhattacharya. 

Poacher which is filmed primarily in Malayalam, Hindi and English, is set to premiere on Prime Video in India and across more than 240 countries and territories worldwide on February 23 in multiple languages. 

Alia said: “Being part  of this incredibly significant project is an honor, for both me and the entire team at Eternal Sunshine  Productions. 

"The impact of Poacher was deeply personal, and Richie’s portrayal of the urgent issue of  wildlife crime resonated strongly with me and the team. The storytelling genuinely moved me,  especially knowing it's based on true events, that sheds light on brutal crimes occurring in our forests. 

"I am confident that Poacher will serve as an eye-opener, delivering a powerful message to be more  compassionate and considerate towards all living beings.

"It's a call to embrace coexistence and I am genuinely thrilled to be collaborating with Richie, QC and Prime Video and to contribute to this narrative.”

QC principals Hamm, Mansfield & McKittrick said: “Alia coming on board Poacher is truly a dream come true.

"In addition to being a world class actress  she has proven to be a selfless philanthropist channeling her well respected and earned celebrity status for championing positive causes. Her involvement in this series helps raise awareness for the  important issues addressed in the show. 

"The most important of which is, we are all one interconnected  humanity and planet. It’s crucial that we treat it with the respect and consideration it deserves."

Poacher releases on 23 February.