Pastoralist Leonie McLeod hopes to keep her property, which borders Ningaloo Marine Park, a pristine paradise for the world to see. Leonie tries to do her bit for the planet by lowering the recreational fishing catch limit on her property for the many campers, who visit her place. She has hired caretakers, who make sure campers don’t fish in the sanctuary fishing zones, and she has spent a lot of money on restoring coastal vegetation which helps to prevent runoff onto the reef.
Warroora’s Salty Oasis is one of six vignettes about six Australians who are exemplary leaders when it comes to caring for our blue backyard. We filmed these intimate portraits as a part of the Australian marine reserve filming trip, on which we also filmed for the documentaries, My Saltwater Sanctuary and The Sea & Me.
Visit our Vimeo Channel: Bluebottle Films to watch the vignettes, including Fishing in the Gargul, Hooked on Diving, With Change Comes Opportunity, and Bill’s Bounty. You can also visit the gallery of production stills to see the making of these films.
Both Warroora’s Salty Oasis and With Change Comes Opportunity were selected to play at the 2015 International Tourism Film Festival – Tourfilm Riga, Latvia, a festival endorsed by the World Trade Organisation.