Monday, July 30, 2007

3rd Birthday: Stephen Fry TV Series update and NEW Fundraiser !

It's that time again, and as this site celebrates its 3rd birthday, I'm very happy to announce that long-time supporter Dave Haddock has sent us FANTASTIC news about the TV series of Last Chance To See featuring Stephen Fry and Mark Carwardine.

Dave went to a talk by Mark Carwardine last week in Rochester, where Mark announced that he would begin filming the TV series later this year (and into next) alongside Stephen Fry. They are going to re-visit all the places he went to with Douglas Adams, including where the animals are extinct. As the Yangtze River Dolphin is already "functionally extinct" they also plan to go and see the Ganges River Dolphin in India to highlight its plight. Most of the people that he met in 1989/90 are still working on the same projects, so it will be marvellous to catch up and see how things have progressed, for better or for worse.

As a result of this announcement, expect to see Ganges River Dolphin news postings on this site soon...

And now to our new fundraiser for 2007/2008. Since there approximately 720 Mountain Gorillas left in the world, I thought it would make a good target to try and raise $720, $1 for every single gorilla up there in the Virunga Mountains.

I have established a brand new Firstgiving donation page called "720 Dollars for 720 Mountain Gorillas", where we'll be raising funds for the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International. Douglas Adams was a great supporter and patron of the charity, so many thanks in advance for your anticipated generosity! Anyone can donate, from anywhere in the world, the site is secure, and you can contribute as much or as little as you can afford. $1 will do, as that's one Mountain Gorilla towards our target!

Also, if there's a website address you'd like to promote, please send me the URL and a short description, and I'll be happy to build a links list to promote your favoured site. We're a Google PR5 you know... Note: Nothing offensive please!!

Thanks again to Dave Haddock at ZZ9.


Becki said...

Happy 3rd birthday ACTC!

Also that's great news about the TV series :)

D.B. Echo said...

Wow! Only three years? It seems like a few lifetimes have passed since I first started coming here!

In light of the events mentioned in the previous post, I wonder if they'll be visiting the Virunga gorillas. And I don't think there's much left to see at Garamba National Park.

George said...

Thank you so much for the amazing site and the great news about the show! I almost cried last night when I heard the news that the Yangtze Dolphin is "officially" extinct.

Heather (a.k.a. Bella) said...

Thanks so much for this site. The book that inspired it is one that I will hold dear for the rest of my life.