MORE THAN 100 people turned out to watch environmental documentary The Sea and Me and garner support to transform the Kimberley region into an environmental reserve.
The group took the chance to write to local MPs and urge them to ensure world-class protection for the area last Thursday at Scarborough Community Centre.
The short film documents marine sanctuaries around Australia and the fishers, divers and scientists who care for them.
Conservationist Tim Nicol spoke to the crowd about the nature of the North Kimberley region, including endangered species of turtles and dolphins.
“We were delighted that so many people came to see the film and support the Kimberley,” he said.
“We have a great opportunity now to create world class marine parks and protect this amazing place for future generations.”
Organiser Chantelle Roberts said the group had collected 170 signatures at the recent Scarborough Summer X Salt market.
Rescue diver Chris Woolven said a balance between fishing and conservation needed to be found in the in the area.