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04. 17. 2008

What does mobile gaming have to do with saving mountain gorillas?

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It turns out that this mobile game, Silverbackers, has everything to do with gorilla conservation. Go to the site to download the game and learn about these awesome creatures living in the forests of Central Africa - their population totals just over 700. Here's the interesting part: these gorillas are endangered because they live in a habitat rich in Coltan, a mineral used for the production of cell phones. What better way to bring attention to this problem than through our cell phones?

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Read more about the history of Silverbackers at textually.org.

Posted by Hoyun    Category: cell phones | current affairs | eco | gaming | on the web
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