Eleonora`s Falcon - Life in the Balance

I would like to recommend this important video to you, for which I have recorded some contributions with the camera.


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.


Director – Producer: Madelaine Westwood - Nutshell Productions/GAFI


The creation of this documentary was supported by the RSPB (BirdLife in the UK) and BirdLife Cyprus.

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 Cyprus. 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?

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