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Super streamers help WDC ‘Save a Species’

We are excited to be included once again in this year’s Jingle Jam - the world’s biggest video games charity event run by Bristol-based streaming group, The Yogscast.

Starting on 1st December with the launch of the Jingle Jam 2020 Games Bundle, this year’s event will raise funds for a dozen charities, including WDC. With over 35 games and in-game items, worth over $550/£400 available for a donation of just $35/£25 (you can choose to donate more), The Jingle Jam 2020 Games Bundle is shaping up to be the best yet and will be available exclusively through Tiltify.

The Jingle Jam has raised a whopping $17.6m for different charities to-date and funds raised from the Jingle Jam 2020 will be used to support WDC’s urgent ‘Save a Species’ work to save the critically endangered Atlantic humpback dolphin from extinction.

Endemic to the coast of West Africa, and with fewer than 1,500 left, this unique species is threatened by man-made threats like accidental capture in nets (bycatch), hunting and habitat destruction. The Atlantic humpback dolphin is in desperate need of protection and, with funds raised through the Jingle Jam, we plan to use a combination of field research, effective legal measures and local-community led on-the-ground conservation action, to reverse the trend and allow these amazing dolphins to recover and flourish.

(c) Caroline Weir/Ketos Ecology
(c) Caroline Weir/Ketos Ecology

WDC’s policy manager, Nicola Hodgins, said; “We are very grateful to the Yogscast for their support of our work on the critically endangered Atlantic humpback dolphin. These dolphins, about whom we know very little, are in a precarious position as a result of human activities and with the help of the Yogscast, and their community, we can further our work on this species and hopefully prevent another extinction.”

Yogscast have been fantastic supporters of WDC since 2015, helping to fund some of our major conservation projects including our work to build the world’s first Beluga Whale Sanctuary in partnership with The SEALIFE Trust and protecting dolphins like Yogscast’s own adopted dolphin, Honeydew, from threats like accidental entanglement in nets and plastic pollution. Don’t forget to tune in to the Yogscast Twitch channel on Tuesday 1st December and support us by purchasing a bundle and make sure you select WDC as the chosen charity when making your donation.

 

Check out the Yogscast's livestream on Twitch below!

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