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TELL CITY – Amy Blackford, a primate keeper for the Tampa Lowery Park Zoo for the past seven years, has been given a chance to be a part of Project Borneo, a documentary film and global collaborative project to halt the destruction of the world’s important rain forests and to create a permanent home for orangutans.
The project is looking for 10 candidates to lead a global action project for five months in Borneo, a large island located in the Pacific Ocean near southeast Asia.
In Indonesia alone, a forest the size of 300 football fields is being cut down every hour to make room for palm-oil plantations.
Each candidate has to make a 90-second video pitch about themselves, their experience and why they would be an asset to this project.
They will be judged on their video and the number of votes.
Blackford asks the community to watch her video and vote so that she can do what she is so passionate about. Voting ends Sunday at 4 p.m.
To vote, go to deforestACTION.com, click on “Star in 3D Movie.”
Above the entries click on login to vote. Scroll down to her video and click in the box beside her picture. You can then go the bottom of the page and click on “vote.”
Blackford is a 1997 graduate of Tell City High School. She is the daughter of Kathy and Clarke Blackford of Tell City.