The Banggai Rescue Project raises $25,000 and still going
The Banggai Rescue Project has successfully reached their target of raising $25,000 using crowd funding via the ever popular Kickstarter website. Although there is still 10 days to go, the money is still pouring in, and you can still help, all you need to do is donate $10 or more to this extremely worthy cause.
“I’m writing on the Banggai Rescue Team’s behalf to let you know that in the wee hours this morning we officially crossed into the “funded” level of our Kickstarter efforts to fund Banggai Rescue. ” - Matt Pederson.
You can donate to this worthy cause via the Kickstarter page.
So what is this Banggai Rescue Project all about then?
“This project will produce BANGGAI RESCUE, an authoritative book in hardcover, softcover, and e-book editions telling the remarkable story of the Banggai Cardinalfish, a beguiling coral reef species at the confluence of fishery issues in developing countries, sustainability, and aquaculture.
A darling of the aquarium trade, this fish connects native fishing families in a remote region of Indonesia with aquarists worldwide, but overfishing and a mysterious virus now threaten it.
Funding will allow an interdisciplinary team, including scientists and an embedded journalist, to mount an expedition to the Banggai Islands to document the story and develop new protocols for the mariculture and captive breeding of this species. The expedition is planned for May 2012, and an experienced publisher has committed to the book project pending funding.”
For more information please visit www.banggai-rescue.com