For the second year running, leading wildlife charity WDC (Whale and Dolphin Conservation) is partnering with top game studios, streamers and the gaming community as part of their ‘Gamers for Orcas’ fundraiser – helping to raise vital funds to protect of orcas all over the world.
The month-long global fundraiser kicks off on April 14th (World Dolphin Day) with a 24h livestream on the Gamers For Orcas channel on Twitch, starting at 4pm BST and is supported by publishers including SEGA, Relic Entertainment, Creative Assembly and Amplitude who have contributed to a special Humble Bundle running from now until 6pm Tuesday 17th April here: https://www.humblebundle.com/games/strategy-bundle
Last year’s inaugural event raised over $100k to support WDC’s conservation work and campaigns, including taking action to ensure a safe future for orca populations threatened by human activities, working to end the cruel practice of keeping orcas in captivity, where they are separated from their families and confined to concrete tanks for human ‘entertainment,’ and tackling ocean plastic pollution.
The names of the first guest streamers taking part in the 24h marathon have been released, and include The Gaming Beaver and streamer and cosplayer StaceyofGotham.
StaceyofGotham, who is joining Gamers for Orcas for the second year, said: “Whales and dolphins have been a love of mine since I was very young, and as I grew up and discovered more about the environment, I realised how important it is that we work to conserve the oceans and end captivity. WDC do amazing work and I love being a part of their fundraising efforts. I can’t wait to have some fun with the Gamers for Orcas challenge again this year! ”
Abbie Cheesman, WDC corporate partnerships manager said “We are so grateful to everyone who has signed up to run their own event to help raise funds for the important work that WDC do around the world to keep whales and dolphins safe and free. Your support really will make a huge difference for the lives and futures of these amazing creatures”.
To sign up for your own gaming challenge as an individual, team or company head to http://uk.whales.org/join-gamers-for-orcas