Funded! This project was successfully funded on May 11, 2012.

Update #4 - For backers only

DOWN TO THE WIRE OFFER!

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  • Pledge $5 or more
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    581 backers

    Everyone in this pledge category will receive daily updates and pictures of progress- Via text or email, so you will be one of the first to see the findings. Weeks ahead of the media. Furthermore we'll send a you a genuine pygmy made string and bone bracelet to commemorate the launch of The Project.

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    72 backers Limited (228 left of 300)

    Limited Reward- Everything in the $5 or more with the addition of a personal hand written letter from the team leader and legal use of all the pictures and sound recordings gathered during the expedition.

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    20 backers Limited (80 left of 100)

    Limited Reward- Includes the $25 or more with the addition of an authentic piece of a new species of plant found along with information on it.

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    55 backers

    Pledges of this amount are eligible for the previous reward as well as the ability to have their emailed questions responded to by team members mid expedition. They will also receive a DVD collection of the entire trip and a handcarved Spear made by the Baka Pygmy people along with a picture of the person who carved it holding YOUR spear.

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    8 backers

    We'd like to offer everyone pledging $250 or more a handcarved wooden mask from Brazzaville, Congo as well as everything in the tiers below.

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    3 backers Limited (7 left of 10)

    We're offering all of our pledgees of $500 or more the chance to have their name incorporated into the name of a new plant species discovered during the course of our research. (First pledgees will have first choice!)

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  • Pledge $1,500 or more
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    1 backer Limited (29 left of 30)

    Receive all previous rewards as well as having your name or company name attached to the official name of a new species discovered within this expedition- Additionally for the first 5 people who pledge we'll be sending a handmade crossbow made by the Baka Pygmy people. Much like the one in this pic: http://www.pygmies.org/fieldwork/photo-diary.asp?photo=8

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    1 backer Limited (5 left of 6)

    Limited Reward- Receive all of the rewards below along with one complete and preserved specimen of a new species or subspecies of insect we discover during the course of our research. This is the incredibly rare opportunity to own one of four to six specimens in the entire western hemisphere. A true opportunity of a lifetime for collectors and enthusiasts.

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    0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)

    Pledgees in the $3500 or more category will receive everything in the categories below as well as all the perks of the $10,000 or more corporate sponsorship with the exception of business promotion.

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    1 backer Limited (3 left of 4)

    Official sponsor. Team members will wear clothing with the name of official sponsors. Official sponsors will also be mentioned in all media interviews and in the documentary as a sponsor, as well as have a chosen species named after them. Finally Pledgees in this category will be given the opportunity to personally visit one of the project sites. (We'll even have a grub lunch ready)

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