LOS ANGELES, March 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over and Above Africa, a new non-profit on a mission to bring a global community to the front line of the fight to protect Africa's most endangered animals, announced today the launch of its highly-anticipated, content and subscription platform.
The Company, founded by award-winning film producer Kerry David (Agent Cody Banks, My Date with Drew), aims to make the plight of endangered animals in Africa personal for individuals around the world and remove the current disconnect between donation and visible action on the ground where it counts.
"Our concept is very simple: Members pay a five dollars monthly subscription fee. These funds are pooled to finance highly targeted and vetted anti poaching initiatives that we know to be effective. Every initiative which receives our support is closely followed by us as our filmmakers, drone operators and photographers document the outcome and then transmit directly to our members to SEE and EXPERIENCE the clear impact their contributions have on the poaching crisis. We call it 'Affordable Philanthropy,'" explained Founder, Kerry David.
Although not officially launched yet, Over and Above Africa has received such strong support they have already funded their first initiative - "Boots for Rangers" video.
"Poaching is a complicated problem that isn't going away. It can however be stopped and for that to happen, there has to be a point where we collectively stand up and say no more. Over and Above Africa is a way that anyone - for the price of a cup of coffee - can play a part in that change," added Executive Director, Jennifer Pfister.
Leading figures from the worlds of conservation and technology oversee their Advisory Board and include; Dereck & Beverly Joubert, Emmy-winning filmmakers and Explorers-in-Residence at National Geographic, Steve Galster, Founder of Freeland and A.R.R.E.S.T, Alan Feldstein, Founder, Infinite Safari Adventures & The Cheetah Conservation Trust, and technology luminary, Jon Epstein of Sentient Technologies.
"Over and Above Africa's innovative new platform is introducing an entirely new source of funding to the wildlife trafficking crisis in Africa. It's a very exciting prospect for us in the field and extremely timely," said Advisory Board Member, Intelligence Expert, Founder of Wildleaks and Elephant Action League, Andrea Crosta.
"Over and Above Africa has aligned itself with exemplary NGO's both as beneficiaries and as advisors on the ground in Africa to ensure its allocated funds support effective, complementary and proven anti-poaching initiatives that when used in conjunction with each other, strike a forceful blow to poaching and wildlife trafficking," stated Advisory Board member, Assemblywoman, Autumn Burke.
For more information or to become a member, please visit - https://www.overandaboveafrica.com
Kerry David, Founder & CEO - Kerry@OverAndAboveAfrica.com
Jennifer Pfister, Executive Director - Jennifer@OverAndAboveAfrica.com
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