Some of you may remember George Olah who has presented to COG on several occasions, most recently in November 2014 on his Ph D research on Macaws.
George has maintained and extended his interest in parrot conservation and has asked me if I could bring his latest campaign to your attention.
On his behalf many thanks for your kind consideration.
From: George Olah <>
Sent: Saturday, 14 March 2020 7:55 AM
To: Jack HOLLAND <>
Subject: Parrot trade campaign in Indonesia
I hope everything is well with you! It has been a while since we corresponded about some macaw research at the COG meetings. Since then, I finished PhD and a postdoc at ANU, and established a non-profit organisation making science based
documentaries for wildlife conservations.
I wanted to reach out because at Wildlife Messengers (our nonprofit) we just launched our first crowdfunding campaign to reduce the illegal cockatoo trade in eastern Indonesia. We made a documentary movie about the Indonesian Parrot Project
presenting the wildlife trade in Indonesia but also many success stories in community conservation. We now completed the Indonesian Bahasa version of the film, and as a very important next step, we want to bring this movie and start educated conversation with
the leaders of 10 local villages in the hotspot of the cockatoo trade. This way, the movie would not only document these stories but also serve as a motivational tool in direct conservation action locally.
The campaign is running on GlobalGiving Accelerator between 9-25 March. On the 18th March there is a Bonus day when GlobalGiving will match donations to the most active campaigns that day. So we are scheduling an online screening
of the documentary via Facebook that day (https://www.facebook.com/events/670497343754223).
Many thanks for any help in spreading the word!