Wednesday, July 29, 2015

'The Creature Show" Will Explore NJ's Threatened and Endangered

The New Jersey Conservation Foundation is partnering with documentary filmmaker Jared Flesher to help secure financial support for The Creature Show, a new internet video series about New Jersey's threatened and endangered animals.

"The Creature Show is a documentary web series dedicated to conservation storytelling. Our stage: the wilds of New Jersey, within the nation’s most crowded state. Here we find represented all the villains of global extinction, including habitat destruction, climate change, invasive species and wildlife disease. We also find wildlife biologists and regular citizens who have devoted themselves to protecting the region’s biodiversity, no matter what the challenges may be."

The first episode of The Creature Show, focusing on New Jersey's salamanders, was funded through a $10,000 Kickstarter campaign and had its web debut on July 15.


Salamander Rain from The Creature Show on Vimeo

The Creature Show is a documentary webseries dedicated to the wilds of New Jersey, within the nation’s most crowded state. Examining habitat destruction, climate change, invasive species and wildlife disease, it will also talk with wildlife biologists and citizen scientists who have devoted themselves to protecting the region’s biodiversity.

Flesher approached the New Jersey Conservation Foundation to become a fiscal sponsor knowing that grants and individual donations will be needed to fund future episodes. NJCF will accept and process funds to support The Creature Show and help promote the show.

"New Jersey Conservation is one of the state's most prominent environmental organizations, and it's exciting to partner with them," said Flesher, a resident of East Amwell Township. "I think the missions of The Creature Show and New Jersey Conservation Foundation are closely aligned - preserving biodiversity in New Jersey."


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