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A bold mission to save species on the brink, from the Oscar-winning filmmakers of The Cove.

OPS is launching a bold mission called The Heist, which will serve as the climax of our next documentary about the thousands of species that are blinking out before our eyes. It's estimated that half the species on the planet could disappear by the end of this century. But not if we can help it.

The team that infiltrated The Cove is back—with some new faces—to hatch a plan even bigger and bolder than the last. We're bringing the sights and sounds of species on the brink of extinction to the front of the world stage, in an event that will forever change what it means to take action for the planet. Departing from the confines of a traditional documentary, the film will capture the drastic measures necessary for initiating cultural change while inspiring millions of viewers to join our mission.

We need backers to make this happen, but if you can't make a pledge, join our team by signing up for our newsletter, liking us on facebook, following us on twitter, and telling your friends about The Heist. Really, it would mean a lot to us.

Funds raised through this campaign will cover the production costs needed to film The Heist, including several simultaneous camera teams.

If we exceed our goal, additional funds will go toward scaling up The Heist, other shoots that help give the issues context, and will add production value.

Oceanic Preservation Society is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit private foundation. If you would like a tax deduction for your contribution, please contact us.

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