News from the Natural World: Netflix has launched a new plan to save Critically Endangered Animals.
Netflix has launched a radical new strategy to help save the worlds Critically Endangered Animals. The streaming giant knew it needed to create something which would benefit the natural world after its profits soared due to the worldwide COVID-19 lockdown. Because the pandemic was caused by the destruction of nature and intermingling of humans with wild animals Netflix wanted to help. So Netflix has launched its all new strategy called “Netflix Royale”.
Netflix chose 10 of the worlds most critically endangered animals. These were the Amur Leopard, Maui Dolphin, Tapanuli Orangutan, Vaquita, Javan Rhino, Scottish Wildcat, Sumatran Elephant, Saola, Mountain Gorilla and Hawksbill Sea Turtle. These animals were all chosen because their numbers are less than 800 in the wild. Some like the Vaquita and Amur Leopard have less than 50 animals remaining.
“Netflix Royale” to save critically endangered animals
Netflix then created a complex tracking system to record every single animal left in each of the 10 species. What came next was the truly ingenious part. Every single time any animal in one of the 10 species died… Netflix would remove a series at random from the platform. However that wasn’t even the really clever part. They also announced that they would only return that series to the platform when the Critically Endangered Animals number rose above the previous level. Netflix could never have predicted what would happen next.
Jeff from Manhattan, New York was halfway through the second series of Stranger Things. He was just getting into the nitty gritty parts, was Eleven going to close the gate? But halfway through episode 7 his screen went blank. “Stranger Things had been deleted” flashed across his TV. This was because a poacher had shot an Amur Leopard in far eastern Russia. Jeff called Netflix who confirmed that the message was indeed true. The only way Jeff could see what happened was if Amur Leopard numbers rebounded.
Netflix removes series for every animal that dies
Jeff immediately withdrew all his life savings and took the first plane to Kamchatka Russia. He frantically spent every our of every day researching and learning about the Amur Leopard. Also, he took an intense crash course in using camera traps and joined a team of scientific researchers on a conservation project. He passionately campaigned against the Russian Government to grant greater protections and be stricter with poachers. Overall, he spent the next 18 months in the frozen wastes of remote Russia fighting to save the Amur Leopard. However, one morning a mother had three cubs. The population rose above the level it had previously been. Jeff’s work had finished.
After 18 months in Siberia he flew home and binged the rest of Season 2 and Season 3. He said it had all been worth it to see what happened next. Jeff wasn’t alone. All over the world as animals on the list were dying and series were being removed. Millions of people were stopped from binging series halfway through. Millions followed in Jeff’s footsteps. Lee and Bertha from Hull, England were halfway through the second series of Ozark when it was deleted. They spent the next 2 years passionately fighting the Mexican government to do more to save the Vaquita. Wayne from Sydney moved heaven and hell to save the Tapanuli Orangutan when Tiger King was removed just as he was starting the final episode.
“Netflix Royale” was seen as a huge success. If only more companies could find a way to incentivise people perhaps the human race would try and save these critically endangered animals.
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