Port Phillip Ramsar Wetlands
Writer & Director — Cinema and Social Media Featurette
A featurette made to publicise the work of the Hobsons Bay Wetlands centre.
Curving about the Western side of Port Phillip bay in Melbourne is a Ramsar listed wetland, designated to be of international importance under the Ramsar Convention, a global environmental treaty established by UNESCO.
Among the astonishing creatures who live here, the tiny Red-necked Stint flies every year to Siberia to breed, one of the longest migrations of any life form on Earth.
We often remind ourselves to think globally and act locally. Here is our chance. We are the custodians of this remarkable place. It is our responsibility.
We have in our backyard a treasure. Were it a Pyramid, or a Versailles, or an Angkor Wat, we would protect it fiercely.
Let us match our actions to the feat of the tiny and fearless Red-necked Stint. If a little bird can girdle the Earth and then settle in our backyard, we can surely act to assist with the settling.