Monday, August 20, 2012

The Sanctuary (that wasn't)!

Rusi and Granma - click for detail!

So here it is.

A short film commissioned to celebrate the incredible efforts of the Fijian people and their Government in creating the first ever Melanesian Shark Sanctuary which would have provided the most stringent and detailed protection for every Shark and Manta Ray in Fijian waters.
Unfortunately the decree did not pass and was rejected in July this year (2012)

"The Sanctuary" features interviews with leading shark experts, conservationists and the people who have dedicated their lives to understanding and protecting these magnificent animals every day.

We offer sincere thanks and the utmost respect to:

This film also features stunning underwater footage filmed on Shark Reef on the island of Viti Levu from the upcoming film "Of Shark and Man" which will be released in 2013.
Story here.
Again, there is nothing to celebrate - but David has invested an inordinate amount of time into completing it, and some wonderful people have agreed to participate. Now, this has become a tribute to their passion and generosity, and a testament to David's dogged perseverance and remarkable talent.
Thank you so much!



Robert said...

Great video, I really enjoyed it.
Keep up the good fight.

Sam Cahir said...

Mate that video genuinely brought tears to my eyes. So close.

DaShark said...

Ya know Sam, the important thing is not to give up.

Whether you call it a Sanctuary or not, the important thing is to achieve meaningful conservation measures, and there are other ways of reaching that goal.

But we'll only succeed if we can stop that appalling external interference and the f noise - and despite of all the denials & attempts at spinning the whole pathetic fiasco: thank you Ms Andersen & brain dead friends for stuffing things up at the very last moment!

We're obviously working on something - but this time, it will remain a secret until there is hopefully a positive outcome. Or not.