Rewards Coming To Our Supporters

December 13, 2012 in Project Updates, Slideshow

Banggai Rescue scientific illustrator Karen Talbot pictured here preparing 110 packages of prints and notecards for supporters. Image: Ret Talbot

The first round of Banggai rewards are departing Maine next week for your doorstep as we draw nearer to fulfilling our mission . Thanks to everyone once again for their support, and once again we’re sorry for the delay. The final results of the scientific work conducted in both Indonesia and Florida have just been received and reviewed, meaning that, with a couple small tweaks, we are ready to move toward press.

Banggai Rescue Kickstarter Reward Surveys Sent Out

June 18, 2012 in General Banggai Info, Kickstarter Updates, Project Updates, Slideshow, The Expedition

Dr. Roy Yanong, DMV and Dr. Tom Waltzek, VMD, Ph.D., speaking with one of their Indonesian counterparts at the Gondol Research Centre for Mariculture (GRIM) in Bali, Indonesia. Photograph by Ret Talbot.

Dr. Roy Yanong, DMV and Dr. Tom Waltzek, VMD, Ph.D., speaking with one of their Indonesian counterparts at the Gondol Research Centre for Mariculture (GRIM) in Bali, Indonesia. Photograph by Ret Talbot.

The Banggai Rescue team is in Indonesia and is headed further afield to the Banggai Islands later this week.

To all our loyal Kickstarter Backers, the time has come to collect your reward info so we can start delivering on our promises.  Our first wave of thanks and appreciation is coming in the form of a handwritten postcard sent by the expedition team during their time in Indonesia.  For those of you who backed us at higher levels, the rest of your rewards are still estimated for a September, 2012 delivery at this time.

Be sure to fill out your reward surveys completely, fully, and promptly to ensure you get everything we owe you without delay!   It takes only a minute to complete.  If you didn’t get the email from Kickstarter, please do check your spam folders and either post a comment here, shoot us a message on Kickstarter, hit up our Banggai Cardinalfish Rescue Facebook page, you name it.

Keep a lookout for updates from the entire Banggai Rescue team in the coming days and weeks as the project continues to move forward.

Banggai Rescue “Funding Successful” – What’s Next?

April 24, 2012 in Kickstarter Updates, Project Updates

Banggai Rescue Successfully Funded on Kickstarter

As of Sunday 8 April, our Banggai Rescue Kickstarter campaign came to an end. We had a goal of $25,000.00, but thanks to your enthusiasm for the Project, we raised $33,006.00 (that’s 132% of our goal)! We are excited to put your backing to good use, and we’ll be keeping you updated on exactly what that looks like both on the ground in Indonesia and back here in the States.

So what’s next?

Well first off, you should know all of us on the team have already been hard at work on the Project, so knowing we now have the funding is tremendously rewarding (and a huge relief!). In terms of the rewards, all of you who backed the Project at $10 or more will be receiving an email from us in the next month to discuss any options associated with your reward (e.g., art print or photographic print, name as it is to appear on the website and in the book, etc.) and to make sure we have the proper address for you. If you would like to review your reward level, you can do so here on our Kickstarter page at any time.

The best part of what comes next is staying abreast of what we are doing. You should expect reports from the team as we continue to work toward the publication of the book planned for release at MACNA in Dallas (September 2012). So be sure to check www.Banggai-Rescue.com as well as the Kickstarter page, and if you have any questions, thoughts or comments, feel free to be in touch by using the contact information found on our contact page.