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Crowdsourcing Mornings: Remembering Bears

Welcome to the Crowdsourcing Mornings segment!  Every weekday morning, Geek Alabama talks about and features one crowdsourcing project from crowdsourcing sites such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and others.  The hope with Crowdsourcing Mornings is to feature and help a project be successful and reach its fundraising goal.  Please enjoy today’s featured project!

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With your support, Remembering Bears will be a beautiful coffee table book, full of images donated by many of the world’s top wildlife photographers and will be published on Monday 10th October 2022. This will hopefully be the seventh book in the Remembering Wildlife series which was created by British wildlife photographer Margot Raggett after she was moved to take action upon seeing a poached elephant in Kenya. We are seeking funding via Kickstarter to make the production of the book possible. For the first time, this year the book will be 160 pages long, an increase of 16 pages on previous books but the price will remain the same.

Margot’s mission is once again, through images donated by many of the world’s top wildlife photographers, to raise awareness of the threats facing a species and then through sales of the books, raise funds to protect them. Her first six books, Remembering ElephantsRemembering RhinosRemembering Great ApesRemembering Lions Remembering Cheetahs and Remembering African Wild Dogs were all funded through Kickstarter campaigns (ElephantsRhinosApesLionsCheetahsAfrican Wild Dogs) and were highly acclaimed, with more than 33,000 copies now having been sold globally. All monies raised via Kickstarter are used to fund the production and printing of the books, as well as, if enough is raised, to pay for launch events and exhibitions.

Please note that no money raised on Kickstarter will be donated to charity but once the books are eventually launched, all profits from the sale of those books at that stage are then donated to projects protecting the featured species. The series has now, so far, raised more than £917,000/$1,200,000 USD between them for conservation using this model and that is all thanks to Kickstarter! Read more about some of the 56 projects we’ve supported in 24 countries here and watch a short video about our first five years here.

We have been overwhelmed by the support our simple idea for these books has had. Ask the best wildlife photographers to donate their most beautiful work on a species, make and sell books to raise awareness and funds and create a collectible series – it really seems to have struck a cord with animal lovers, photographers and conservationists everywhere. And not only that, but it has also caught the imagination of presidents and celebrities across the world, who have also shown us incredible support.

As of April 6th, this project has raised $137,000 of their $26,145 goal. This project has 24 days left to raise as much as it can. For a pledge of $53, you will get one book.  For a pledge of $131, you will get three books.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/margotraggett/remembering-bears?

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