Thursday, 11 August 2011

Play To Protect: Facebook game MyConservationPark allows players to save endangered whales

Fort Lauderdale, Florida (August 9, 2011) - Good World Games and Sea Shepherd Conservation Society are pleased to announce their partnership in MyConservationPark’s new Humpback Whale park. MyConservationPark is an entertaining, educational Facebook game that allows players to manage their own virtual marine protected area for whales, while simultaneously helping the direct action conservation group save whales in real life.

There’s an abundance of online social games at present but how many games are addressing the world’s problems? Enter MyConservationPark, an innovative social game with a green, planet-friendly mission: protecting endangered animals while intervening against poaching activities.

In MyConservationPark, described by Grist.org as a “Facebook game that’s actually good for something,” your “hero” must be protected from an ever-growing number of human and environmental threats invading the marine protected area. Enrich your hero’s habitat and balance the eco-system by buying native marine flora and fauna. Hire staff like coast guards and marine biologists to defend your hero and keep the habitat sustainable. Good World Games donates 15% of players’ in-game purchases in the Humpback park directly to Sea Shepherd. Friends can visit each other’s parks to help defend and improve each other’s conservation habitats.

Gregory Sukornyk, CEO of Good World Games, commented: “We are thrilled to partner with Sea Shepherd, an organization that has been at the forefront of efforts to protect whales and other threatened marine species. Sea Shepherd has fought vigorously against whaling ships around the world to thwart illegal whaling and has had significant success. When players buy virtual goods with real money, they are funding Sea Shepherd’s efforts to protect whales in the real world!”

 “Social Media has quickly become the new platform for change and awareness. This partnership with Good World Games allows our audience a unique interactive opportunity to fight alongside Sea Shepherd and intervene against the destruction of marine wildlife, while simultaneously benefitting our real-life campaign efforts,” said Sea Shepherd CEO Steve Roest.

Now you too can help whales from the comfort of your home or workplace. Start your Humpback Park today and support Sea Shepherd’s whale conservation efforts by playing online. Visit the following link to start your own marine protected area for whales: http://www.myconservationpark.com/seashepherd. You can make a difference for these at-risk animals before it’s too late!



About Good World Games:
Good World Games, Inc. (www.goodworldgames.com) was founded in 2010 with the goal of creating socially conscious social games. We are building a movement dedicated to helping important global causes through fun and educational games offered to a wide and engaged audience. Our first game MyConservationPark is now available on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/myconservationpark. The game currently supports Sea Shepherd along with a host of other conservation non-profits. Our games have been featured in publications such as the Huffington Post, TechCrunch, Grist MagazineNational Geographic and Forbes Magazine.

About Sea Shepherd Conservation Society:

Established in 1977, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is an international non-profit conservation organization whose mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species. Sea Shepherd uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately-balanced oceanic ecosystems, Sea Shepherd works to ensure their survival for future generations. Founder and President Captain Paul Watson, is a world renowned, respected leader in environmental issues. Visit www.seashepherd.org for more information.


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