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Report on the State of the Animal

A project in Vancouver, Canada by National Observer

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Stories of hope and drama are quietly taking place in remote wilderness areas. We'll bring them home to you.
Backers: 257
Average Pledge Per Backer: $69 CAD

Funded: $17,825 CAD of $15,000 CAD
Dates: Apr 5th -> Apr 30th (25 days)
Project By: National Observer
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Latest News

2018 has been a record-breaking year for journalism Kickstarters (though only about 1 in 5 actually get funded)

November 5th - via:
Kickstarter is also walking away from its attempt at Patreon-like recurring support: "You and I both know it’s going to take more than a drip of money to help journalism." The first time the National Observer tried to raise money on Kickstarter, they couldn’t get the framing quite right. (Read More)

FUNDED! Now, for the stretch goal! Mount Polley disaster-salmon report

April 24th - via:
Dear friends, FUNDED, thanks to you.  Thank you thank you thank you!!! Now onto the stretch goal!  4 1/2 days still remain in the campaign.  So, here it is: If we can bring in another $5,000, we'll produce a powerful piece of journalism on how the... (Read More)

Final stretch! 90% funded and 5 days to go.

April 24th - via:
Hola again, backers! Thanks to YOU, we're now very close to meeting our goal. That's fantastic news and it's making me and everyone at the office smile uncontrollably.  Here's a not-so-secret bit of news: our star reporter Elizabeth McSheffrey will... (Read More)

Grreeeat weekend! 70% there. And did you hear about the humpback whales?

April 17th - via:
Hola again, backers! It's Jorge Amigo again, and I'll start with the great news: 4 days ago I wrote that this project was 45% funded, and asked you to help us push it to 50% over the Easter long-weekend.  Well... I opened my laptop this morning to... (Read More)

On Jane Goodall, 100 backers, and other wonders...

April 13th - via:
Hola backers!  My name is Jorge Amigo (no, seriously) and I'm the Director of Engagement at National Observer. What that means is that I'm the person tweeting, posting, and oversharing his personal life online to make this campaign a reality. ... (Read More)

Let’s smash this Kickstarter goal! Fund urgent reporting on animals

April 12th - via:
Team up with National Observer and support critical reporting about wildlife. Pledge now! (Read More)

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