Poaching out of control
The challenge is enormous, and we needed your help to raise awareness of it and help us change the situation.
Our aim was to create an awesome adventure map for charity, so thanks to everyone who took the time to build on our development server and to those who shared our message across social media – submissions are now closed, and the first quest is available to download.
The map that you built will help people learn through Minecraft about the crisis that faces our wildlife and increase awareness around the world of this terrible situation. We’re also aiming to change the perception of the use of illegal wildlife products such as ivory and rhino horn and getting people talking about it is a key part of the battle.
Why we need you
It’s estimated that Elephants are being killed at a rate of 35,000 per year – equivalent to 96 per day. We want to make sure that everyone knows how bad the situation is, and you can help us spread the word because at the current rate of poaching, all African Elephants may be gone by 2020.
Find out more about the crisis, and the complicated situation on the ground, in this Vice film