My good friend and respected paleontologist Dr. Louise Leakey tells me we are in the final hours to vote to support Virunga's Google Impact Challenge! Help Virunga Foundation win £500,000 and Google's support to protect wildlife and communities.
It only takes a couple seconds to vote, and you can make a real difference in the world, and to the last remaining mountain gorillas and other endangered wildlife.This can be your good deed for the day, and feel really good about it.
Please Vote here: https://impactchallenge.withgoogle.com/uk2014/charity/virungaUpdate: The voting has now ended. Let's cross our fingers and hope they won!
"Virunga Foundation: Crowdsourcing platform to help protect wildlife and communities in the DRC"
The Virunga National Park lies within an area of great conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and its variety of wildlife and abundance of minerals and oil potential makes it a prime target for those trying to illegally benefit from these resources which puts the park rangers' lives at risk every day. The Virunga Foundation will develop a public safety program that aims to provide real-time tracking and mapping of the park, as well as decreased security response times via a low cost phone and voice-based reporting solution. This project will change the way that local people engage with authorities and respond to security threats, and improve the conservation of one of Africa's richest but most threatened national parks. In 10 years, Virunga Foundation hope that this project could build 35 communication hubs that cover four million people in the DRC, enabling them to protect the park and it's precious wildlife and resources."
Also stay tuned for the movie: http://virungamovie.com/