Through the perspective of the Eleonora’s Falcon, a migratory bird of prey that visits the Akrotiri Peninsula every summer to breed, the documentary highlights the importance of this natural area and tells the story of the challenges it faces.
Wetlands, coastal scrub, dunes, farmland, impressive coastal cliffs… the Akrotiri Peninsula hosts a unique mosaic of habitats as well as the largest wetland complex on the island. It is one of the most important areas for biodiversity on the island, providing refuge to rare species of plants and wildlife, and is a top destination for any nature lover. The future of the peninsula, its species and its habitats are however in immediate danger. Increasing pressure for development in the area, disturbance, increased visitor numbers and the effects of climate change are threatening this sensitive area with degradation and loss of habitat. Can we save it?
The creation of this documentary was supported by the RSPB (BirdLife in the UK) and BirdLife Cyprus. Entrance is free and a discussion and reception will follow. People are kindly requested to RSVP by 31 March on 22455072 or at email@example.com
Documentary screening: ‘Eleonora’s Falcon – Life in the Balance’ (20’)
Director – Producer: Madelaine Westwood
Language: English and Greek with subtitles in the other language.
- Wednesday, 6 April, 19:00, Pantheon Cinema, Nicosia
- Thursday, 7 April, 19:00, Ipsonas Municipality Municipal Theatre, Limassol