Not being a big fan of a typical zoo and fake safari, I very much prefer rescued farms and wildlife institutes. Places like Los Angeles Wildlife Learning Center and Seein’ Spots Rescued Farm in Solvang offer a much more authentic interaction with animals, and you will also learn a thing or two about them on your visits as well. I love animals and the environment, and I hope that you do as well.
With that being said, I’d like to raise awareness about this documentary about wildlife conversation on the Catalina Island in Southern California. The film will highlights three important threatening species on the island; the American Bison, Bald Eagle, and Catalina Island Grey Fox as well as the overall ecosystem of the island. Visit their official website for more information and Kickstarter page to help contribute.
why this film is important
The film is in partnership with the The Catalina Island Conservancy. The organization has been working tirelessly to protect these fragiles species. The Grey Fox came close to extinction, and without the conservancy’s initiatives, the specie would not have recovered.
The filmmakers truly believe that the species on this island and its captivating environment deserve their story told to the world. Spencer Creigh, the director of the film, grew up on the island, so this film is much more personal to him than just a project. “It’s more than a passion project for me; it’s a film that really showcases an important part of my identity” said Spencer.
People involved in this film will work closely with the conservancy to accurately deliver the organization’s message. After the documentary is completed, the conservancy will be able to use the film to educate the public about the importance of Catalina’s wildlife to raise awareness and gain more support in its initiatives.
how can you help
Whether it’s fishing, whale watching, sea kayaking, camping, or hiking, we all have enjoyed and take advantage of the beauty of this island in many ways. It’s time for us to give back to the community and make sure that this amazing place stays the way it is for the future generations to enjoy.
People working on this film volunteer their effort and time. In order to make this film a reality, they need your help! Please visit the film’s kickstarter page and contribute to the fundraise.
They are college students, but the finish project will be comparable to something you would watch on Animal Planet. I’m friends with a few folks working on this film, and having seen their previous films, I cannot say how excited I am for this project.
Help by making a pledge on Kickstarter now or you can purchase this awesome Catalina Island T-Shirt. The funding will go to the film and help preserve the animals.
If you read this post this far, then I’m sure you care about animals and the environment as much as I do. Please share this with your friends or write a post of this film on your blog to spread awareness. Please help them make this a reality!
If you have any other questions about the film, please contact their PR manager, Lillian, at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will be more than willing to work with you and answer any questions. Or feel free to drop a comment and I will reply!
Thanks for sharing this. I pledged a small donation and shared of FB. I hope they get this project funded.
thanks so much for sharing. this means so much to me and they really appreciate it as well! i hope the project gets funded as well, so i’m helping out all i can to help make it happen. any suggestions on who should i reach out to?
It looks like a great project. If I come up with any ideas for you, I’ll pass them on.
I agree with you about the fake safaris and the zoos. There is a thrill when you encounter/see an animal in its natural environment while you are hiking….I don’t get the same feeling in the zoos. I saw Kangaroos at a zoo in Australia..I felt sad when I looked around and saw thousands of people against the glass taking pictures. I wonder how the animal feels at that time…Trapped, perhaps? I had earlier seen the kangaroos in their natural habitat and it was a completely different experience!
Thanks for sharing!
i went to australia a few years back as well and we went to this little farm and the kangaroos were in such a small contained space. i was a bit shocked because i thought that they would treat their national animals a bit better. oh well. really great photos on your blog btw! sometimes you do need to squad to get a good shot
Thanks for bringing this important topic up – love the little grey fox – Happy holidays and thanks for visiting!
Thank you for commenting! have a great holiday as well