We have been filming in Jakarta doing
some undercover work to discover the extent of the illegal animal
trade in the city, and are pursuing filming possible confiscations. We
have been working with some very dedicated local conservationists -
and now see the extent of the battle faced in ensuring a future for
Indonesia's wildlife in the face of corruption, expansion of oil palm
plantations, logging, pulp and paper and animal traffic.
Tomorrow we head to Kalimantan to follow a rescue team which is
currently working to save orangutans in a palm concession. One was
brutally assaulted last week and died en route to the rescue centre,
there are three more in immediate danger of the same fate.
We have updated our weblog with some recent news, and would be very
pleased if you would take the time to have a look at it and maybe
check in over the coming months to see how we are doing.
Please forward this on to friends and contacts who might share an
interest in what we are doing. We are trying to raise the profile of
the project to attract further sponsors to help us with the Sumatran
section of the film which will involve filming tigers and elephants -
all part of the palm oil story.
You can check out the project outline here:
and here is the online project blog so far:
PLEASE, if you can, make a donation and give Nick and his project the support they deserve. This a a very real, pressing environmental issue.
Many many thanks
Edited by fstop, 06 July 2005 - 12:43 PM.