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£470raised of £1,200 target by 12 supporters

    Weʼve raised £470 to fund a documentary about the poaching of endangered species in Nigeria.

    Location
    Omo Forest Reserve, Nigeria
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    Funded on Wednesday, 8th February 2017

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    I have been a volunteer film-maker for Paignton Zoo for the past year. This coming February my colleague, Jono Gilbert, and I will be aiding the Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust’s (WWCT) environmental awareness campaign in a forest reserve in Nigeria. The WWCT have been one of several partners in the Omo-Shasha-Oluwa Forest Initiative for several years and help fund vital work.

    The primary aim of the initiative is to preserve one of Nigeria’s
    most important reserves, which is of both local and global significance.
    The forests and rivers are home to over 200 trees, 81 mammals, 204 birds, 29 fish and 36 reptiles. There are many mammal species, including forest elephant, chimpanzee and white-throated guenon monkeys, all of which are seriously endangered. However, the area is under enormous pressure from unsustainable logging, hunting, forest clearance for agriculture and the introduction of invasive plant species.

    Our project will directly benefit the Forest Initiative’s primary goals. By creating bespoke educational videos to be used in their environmental awareness campaign, we will be passing on invaluable knowledge to the local communities and school children who are most dependent on
    the forest for survival. We will highlight the importance of the species which live there in an effort to reduce illegal hunting of endangered animals as well as educating about sustainable practices within the forest ecosystem. Without good stewardship, and protection of the trees and endangered species, the forest will lose its value and ultimately its legal protection, which could lead to its eventual destruction.

    A further aim is to produce videos for raising awareness of this globally important habitat in the UK. Only by bringing attention to these forest reserves can we hope to raise the necessary support for their continued protection in the future.

    More info:
    http://www.wwct.org.uk/conservation-research/nigeria/omo-shasha-oluwa

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    • Farsight Conservation10 months ago
      Farsight Conservation

      Farsight Conservation

      10 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Hi everybody, we are flying to Nigeria later on today! Thanks to everybody for your support. We raised £470 which will be a massive help for our project. I think we spent the money wisely.

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    • Farsight Conservation1 year ago
      Farsight Conservation

      Farsight Conservation

      1 year ago

      Hi everybody, thanks for all of the support so far. We will be setting off on the 9th February so we are already busy getting everything prepared! If you want to see the sort of films that we will make out there, watch our film produced in South Africa: Mouse of the Rising Sun.

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    12

    • Jenny Bennett

      Jenny Bennett

      Jan 31, 2017

      Hi Chris,Great to meet up and discuss working together on exciting projects.ICE Technology (Exeter) is proud to be associated with your Farsight conservation project.www.iceschool.co.uk

      £100.00

    • Paul Guggiari

      Paul Guggiari

      Jan 28, 2017

      Have a good time :-)

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 3, 2017

      Love from Gwen. Hope you have a good trip xx

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 13, 2016

      £20.00

    • Rachel Britt

      Rachel Britt

      Dec 11, 2016

      Good luck, this sounds great!

      £10.00

    • Andrew Bowkett

      Andrew Bowkett

      Dec 9, 2016

      £10.00

    • Ross Britcher

      Ross Britcher

      Dec 8, 2016

      Well done guys! Best of luck

      £10.00

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    Farsight Conservation

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    Omo Forest Reserve, Nigeria

    Farsight Conservation creates awareness of topical conservation issues through multi-media educational outreach. Through film, art and music we aim to inspire and enlighten the general public about the Natural World. http://www.farsightconservation.co.uk/

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