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Mercury Learning plus Humble Bundle equals a $28k donation for WDC!

North Atlantic right whale. Photo by Regina Asmutis-Sylvia
North Atlantic right whale. Photo by Regina Asmutis-Sylvia

In these globally uncertain times, we are so happy to announce that US-based publisher and WDC supporter, Mercury Learning, has raised an amazing $28,000 for WDC, through an exclusive sale of their ‘Applied Math Productivity’ book bundle on online store, Humble Bundle.

An astounding 21,530 bundles were sold between 20th April to 11th May and included titles like Mathematical Methods for Physics, Microsoft Excel Functions and Formulas and Algebra Essentials – which were perfect for brushing up on those maths skills or for studying at home during lockdown.

Mercury Learning has been a generous supporter of WDC’s conservation projects since 2018 – raising over $125,000, which, among many things, has provided funding for vital annual research out on the water by our North American interns and helped with our work to secure a safe future for the threatened  Southern Resident Orcas .

David Pallai, president and founder of Mercury Learning, said: “We are proud to support the incredible efforts of WDC, especially their work on protecting the endangered North Atlantic right whales in the north eastern U.S. - where Mercury is also based”

WDC’s Abbie Cheesman  said: “We are so grateful that the team at Mercury Learning, and the Humble Bundle community have chosen to so generously support WDC again with sales of the Applied Math Productivity bundle. The proceeds from the bundle will help WDC secure widespread support for measures that will reduce the risk of accidental entanglements to endangered North Atlantic right whales. WDC is encouraging  the testing of new fishing gear technologies which would minimize impacts to both right whales and fisheries.  With only  an estimated 400 of these majestic creatures remaining, this really is one of our most vital projects, and the support from Mercury and Humble Bundle is welcome at this pivotal time.”

From everyone here at WDC , we’d like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to Mercury Learning, Humble Bundle and to everyone who bought a bundle.

New to Humble Bundle? Check out their great value bundles of books, software and video games bundles supporting charities here, and remember to pick WDC when asked to ‘choose your own charity’.

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