Secrets at Sunrise Documentary Screening | BREC

Secrets at Sunrise Documentary Screening

Run Time
Doors Open: 5:30pm
Documentary Screening: 6:00pm
Panel Discussion: 7:20pm
Ticket Prices $15.00 + BF
Presented by Leschenault Catchment Council and the South West Science Council
17 October 2022
5:30 pm

Documentary Screening And Panel Discussion

Join us at the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre for a documentary screening of ‘Secrets at Sunrise’ and panel discussion with local scientists about the important work volunteer citizen scientists contribute to the protection of threatened species in the South West of Western Australia.

‘Secrets at Sunrise’ follows the dramatic fight to save the critically endangered western ground parrot powered by a local, volunteer ‘Friends of group’. Wildfire, habitat loss and feral cats have decimated numbers and it’s facing extinction. Dedicated volunteers and scientists are battling to save the species. This emotionally gripping story alternates between field work carried out by the Department of Parks and Wildlife and a much needed captive breeding program at the Perth Zoo, as they endeavour to bring the birds back from the brink of extinction.

Panelists include:

  • Leschenault Catchment Council’s Biodiversity Program Manager Jacquie Nichol, to discuss the plight of the western ringtail possum and how community can be involved in our conservation program;
  • Dr Anthony Santoro discussing a project run by Murdoch University’s Harry Butler Institute researchers and citizen scientists across the south west in protecting snake necked turtles;
  • and Merryn Pryor, Black Cockatoo Program coordinator from Birdlife Australia to discuss how citizen science is assisting in conservation of cockatoo populations.

This event is jointly funded through South West Catchments Council, the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program and Inspiring Australia.

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