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Gamers for Orcas is back in April 2018

After the success of WDC’s first gaming challenge fundraiser in 2017, which raised over $100,000 to help our conservation work, Gamers for Orcas will now be returning for its second year, on 14th April 2018, with support from WDC partners SEGA and Twitch.

Sadly, the lives of orcas all over the world are in danger from hunting, plastic pollution and accidental entanglement in fishing gear. They are also taken from their families in the wild by the captivity industry, where they are forced into small concrete tanks for many years and used for human ‘entertainment’. WDC works hard to secure an end to keeping orcas and other whales and dolphins in captivity and to ensure that they are able to live with their families in their natural environment – and we need your help to carry on this important work.

Wherever you are in the world, you can help us by putting on your own gaming challenge at home, or getting together with colleagues, family or friends to raise funds for WDC’s work.

Why not challenge friends or colleagues to a tournament, try beating your own personal best score, or even grab your PJs and set yourself up for an all-nighter with a 12 or 24 hour gaming marathon challenge, like some of last year’s fundraisers?

You can play whatever games you like – PC, console or mobile games, or even board games – and invite friends to share the experience! If the 14th April isn’t convenient, that’s fine too – pick a date that suits you and get fundraising!

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

You can visit our Gamers for Orcas webpage to register your interest.