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KUNG-FU FOR CORAL HEALTH is a large translation and environmental chinese awareness campaign through design.
KUNG-FU FOR CORAL HEALTH is a large translation and environmental chinese awareness campaign through design.
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ENDORSED BY THE GLOBAL CORAL REEF ALLIANCE (www.globalcoral.org) and FISCALLY SPONSORED IN PART BY THE NEW YORK FOUNDATION OF THE ARTS.....want your donation tax deductible? Go to https://www.fracturedatlas.org/s/campaign/135.

We need not focus on the fear that China will destroy our environment, but focus on the hope of how they could in fact save it. It's like that shocking story we are told as kids that if everyone in China would jump at exactly the same time it might shake the earth off it's axis and kill us all. I like to think the opposite... if a billion Chinese jump for green energy, green living and a sustainable future filled with conservation and protection of the environment, then the changes would be HUGE! (amazing to imagine, right?)

What I and my crew want to do:

We will translate the large international database of coral reef publications into Chinese, thus using graphic design, animation and just plain writing as an instrument for change. Throughout the process we will reconstruct the information into public-friendly design and animation that simplifies what’s at stake and highlights how to rectify the problem. We will promote awareness – but - we will focus on the SOLUTIONS!

Information translated will be academic literature related to new, innovative processes of coastal management and coral reef restoration. There has been dramatic progress in recent years within this area, but new information has yet to be translated and made readily available to Chinese academia/media.

What China is doing with the seas affects all. Over fishing and fish farming in the outers have only compounded the warping of waters by widespread toxic sea dumping. Such disruptions of the natural equilibrium are affecting Chinese waters and beyond, down through Southeast Asia, and will continue to do so if awareness and action are not realized.

What Kung-Fu for Coral will do:

1. Translate with the top marine biology scientists and academics in Beijing.
2. Create animations and design oriented awareness campaigns focusing on our newly minted Chinese translations.
3. Visiting the three major cities on the coast of China that have the largest emissions of toxins into the sea and promoting our work.
4. Doing local art programs within local schools to make the children and parents aware of the affects of seawater pollution.
4. Working on making a public installation, one BIOROCK coral reef structure in Hainan and the Beijing Aquarium.
5. Phone app of a "Kung-Fu for Coral" video game.

What else? We will highlight how the economic potential of eco-tourism greatly exceeds that of fishing. In one year, such eco-tourism can generate around 25 times more income than all of the world’s fisheries! WOW! In some areas, one square kilometer of coral reef can generate nearly three million US dollars. In comparison, dynamite fishing in the same area would yield a one-time, unsustainable income of US $15,000. China is one of the worst places for the ongoing use of dynamite fishing!

All in all, we need to get the Chinese community incorporated into the international efforts and inform how they can help create positive change for the future of China and the world. Everything is connected in our ever shrinking world... but to start we first need to increase awareness among all (believe it or not, there are no current publications on fisheries sustainability that exist in China!!)

Show your support and help contribute to CHANGE!

我需要的不多,一块钱就够了。我希望通过这个项目唤醒公众的意识,激发更多的交流和行动。
我和我的团队计划将一批有关珊瑚礁的国际出版物翻译成中文。通过平面设计、动画与文字的结合,我们希望这些材料能触发某些改变。在这个过程中,我们将重组整合信息,使其成为更容易被大众接受的平面设计和动画,并且简化问题,突出解决方案。我们不仅希望唤醒公众意识,更关注提出和找到珊瑚礁保护问题的解决方案!

您也许会问:“这项翻译工作难道不是一件容易的事情么?为什么需要资金支持呢?”
因为我们关注的这些材料是是冗长的学术性材料,它们用科学方法证明了哪些方案可行而哪些方案不可行。 我们的目标是影响那些有能力改变现状的人。为了达到这个目标,我们需要来自公众和政府等多方的支持。

您可能会问:“你们具体地关注哪些主题?”
我们特别关注如何利用现代科技复原珊瑚礁(例如BIOROCK方法)和管理海岸线。我们还计划向公众阐述以下问题:
1. 珊瑚礁如何保护海岸线免遭洋流、海浪和风暴造成的侵蚀。
2. 珊瑚礁如何扩展了陆地和海滩的范围并且积极地维持了海洋生物多样性。
3. 珊瑚礁如何化解海浪和风暴的能量,创造出适合红树林和海草生长的泄湖和沉积环境。
4. 旅游业是全球最大的产业,提供了全球10%的工作岗位。珊瑚礁能在哪些方面推动旅游业的发展。

您可能还会问:“还有其他的吗?”
我们强调生态旅游业的经济潜力远远超过渔业的。每年全球生态旅游业带来的收入是渔业的25倍!惊人的数字还不止这个:在某些地方,一平方公里的珊瑚礁能创造300万美元的价值;而在同样面积的海域进行一次毁灭性捕鱼,只能带来15000美元的收入,而且是一次性的。中国是世界上正在进行毁灭性捕鱼的问题最严重的地区之一,改变必须尽快促成。

总而言之,我们希望最终能带动中国参与进这项全球性的保护珊瑚礁的行动,并帮助他们认识这项行动将如何改变中国的未来。为了达到这个远期目标,我们首先要唤醒公众的意识。而令人惊讶的是,中国现在还不存在关于珊瑚礁的出版物,这就让我们的项目更有意义和必要。
欢迎您加入我们,和我们一起为改变出一份力!
我们非常尊重您的捐赠意愿。即使您不愿意捐赠,我们也非常希望您能注册并跟进我们的项目,以便您能了解到这个项目的最新进展。我们希望与您一起见证精彩的未来!

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    Your $1 gift will make you a KUNG-FU FOR CORAL "Kung-Fu Fighting Translator"! Your donation will help our translators master the knowledge of secret hand writing movements.

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    Your $25 gift will make you a KUNG-FU FOR CORAL "Shaolin Kung-Fu Fighter"! Your donation will help kick the butts of the problems that affect coral. (Free Personalized E-Poster)

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    Your $50 gift will make you a KUNG-FU FOR CORAL "Coral Kicking Monster"! Your donation will help scare local fisherman away from damaging reefs and give corals legs. (Free Personalized E-Poster and Iphone "Kung-Fu for Coral" video game app)

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    Your $100 gift will make you a KUNG-FU FOR CORAL "Shaolin Tiger"! Your donation will help cultivate loyalty, friendship, honour, honesty and might of coastal communities. (Free Handmade Post-Card sent from China, Personalized E-Poster)

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    Your $175 gift will make you a KUNG-FU FOR CORAL "Kung-Fu Tai Chi Monk"! Your donation will help calm coral stress with quick sharp movements of the hand. (All thats mentioned plus a TEDFellow Boniface Mwangi photograph of Africa and its environment....whose work recently gained him the CNN Africa Journalist of the Year Award)

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    Your $250 gift will make you a KUNG-FU FOR CORAL "Shaolin Panther"! Your donation will help confuse, confound, bluff, and cajole the attackers against coral. (All the previous gifts plus an underwater BIOROCK living sculpture of your name in metal with picture updates every 6 months for 3 yrs)

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    Your $550 gift will make you a KUNG-FU FOR CORAL "Shaolin Kung-Fu Master"! Your donation will help bring coral back from the dead thru solid punches, dragon front kicks and breaking roundhouse kicks. (All thats mentioned plus a personalized art piece that we work on together with)

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    Your $1000 gift will make you a KUNG-FU FOR CORAL "Enlightened Buddha"! Your donation will inspire others to join the cause by using mind-boggling ESP techniques to convince skeptical minds. (A gift that is too cool to write about plus everything else that is previously mentioned)

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    Your $3000 gift will make you a KUNG-FU FOR CORAL "Confucius Coral"! Confucius is the latinized name of Kongfuze ( K'ung Fu-tzu) which means "Kong the master.” So basically what I'm saying here is that your donation will make you as cool as the basis of the name "Kong-Fu". (A gift of all the documents translated, animations, personal BIOROCK sculpture, Iphone "Kung-Fu for Coral" video game plus a limited edition book of my recent work that was recently commissioned)

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