A documentary about the Wetlands on the Swan Coastal Plain in Perth, to promote conservation and public awareness of a critically endangered ecosystem”
Wetlands are considered as important ecosystems that provide multiple benefits to humans, such as recreation and enjoyment of its biodiversity. Wetlands are mainly threatened due to human caused effects, such as climate change or urbanisation. Both factors negatively impact the hydrology of wetlands. The drying climate in Perth has resulted in too low water levels to support the ecology of wetlands. Ideally, wetland management need to respond to this change and should aim to protect the ecological integrity. This is unfortunately not the case.
Why is that? When do we need to take action? And most important: how can we change current practise?
I want to facilitate change by bringing attention to environmental issues through the persuasive power of photography, documentary making and scientific communication towards a broad audience such as local governments, scientific institutes, nature conservation groups, and educational practitioners. The exhibition will allow the community to experience these remarkable habitats up close, and create a unique opportunity to promote conservation and public awareness of these critically impacted ecosystems.