Today I came across a unique and touching conservation initiative what stopped me for a while. A film on the story of the extinction of the famous and once abundant bird species of North America, the Passenger Pigeon, is really heart-breaking. The project is aimed to raise public awareness of the responsible living in our natural world through the loss of the Passenger Pigeon. The film is under production which summarizes the life history of this species and alerts us humans to live with other creatures in the world in harmony.
The film is far beyond a documentary of the population decline of a bird species from a billion to zero. It is going to be a beautiful case study what every person has to see. It talks about conservation issues and raise public awareness to keep biodiversity on a healthy level. The author of the Project Passenger Pigeon, Joel Greenberg said in the movie trailer:
“We think it is a really important story because we don’t want to repeat it. We’d like people to consider current issues and how they can lead more sustainable lives.”
In the 10 minute trailer Joel interviews a young boy about the importance of preserving nature and animals. The meaningful response of the young boy is the essence of the message of the film:
“…if there is no nature, there is no us!”
Like many other good conservation projects, this one also lacks appropriate funds to complete the film. However we all can change it by donating on their fundraising page.
Watch the trailer of the film