Host a screening and support Western Ground Parrot conservation

Host a screening and support Western Ground Parrot conservation

Secrets at Sunrise tells the fascinating story of a team of people working together to save one of the world's rarest birds, the Western Ground Parrot.

Filmmaker Jennene Riggs (www.riggsaustralia.com) has spent the past three years following scientists from Department of Parks and Wildlife in remote Cape Arid National Park where the only known population of the critically endangered parrot survives, to Perth Zoo where attempts are under way to breed the birds in captivity.

The film captures the challenges of working in remote environments trying to save a cryptic bird whose numbers are likely less than 150 individuals.

There are moments of high drama when a series of bushfires wipes out 90% of the last known habitat. Jennene has teamed up with Friends of the Western Ground Parrot and half the profits of the film go back into the Western Ground Parrot Recovery Project.

Any branches wishing to host a screening at their branch meetings, inviting along members of the community, can contact wgparrot@gmail.com or riggsnparis@westnet.com.au

For more information on the film and upcoming screenings please visit www.secretsatsunrise.com

The film is supported by the Western Australian governments State NRM Program.

 

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