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Croydon Conservation Society 2008 Film Night

By July 3, 2008No Comments

The Croydon Conservation Society holds regular community events to highlight the importance of environmental sustainability. Tonight’s film night included screenings of the Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill and The Thin Green Line.

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill explores the individual characteristics of a population of wild parrots based in San Francisco through the eyes of Mark Bittner, a resident who takes care of the birds and explains their unique attributes.

The Thin Green Line is an Australian documentary, which was made by Sean Willmore an Australian Park Ranger. Throughout the film Sean travels across nineteen countries, to film the lives and stories of park rangers. The rangers discuss their experiences, including rescuing injured hikers, managing wildlife, tracking down poachers and disarming traps.

The film explores the many dangers experienced by park rangers, particularly the threat posed by professional poachers. The film which was released in 2007 resulted in the creation of a foundation dedicated to assisting the families of rangers who were killed in duty or seriously injured.

Alex with the committee and guests of the Croydon Conservation Society

The Croydon Conservation Society’s third film night continued this successful event and highlighted the many dedicated individuals who conserve and protect our environment. For further details on the Croydon Conservation Society please visit

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email:

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