Play our new game: Ghost Gear Dodge
Today, we launched our first online game – Ghost Gear Dodge - aimed at educating and engaging people to make a Sea Change for marine animals and create safer, cleaner oceans.
According to UN agencies, some 640,000 tons of fishing gear are lost or discarded in our oceans every year. This ‘ghost gear’ has a devastating effect on marine animals, injuring, entangling, and killing millions of seals, whales, turtles, seabirds, and other species.
“We wanted to offer an educational tool that will help inform people about this issue and create a wider movement of people seeking change for the oceans and the animals that live in them,” says our Executive Director, Priscilla Ma. “As people become the dolphin in the game’s story, they must dodge some of the most common types of ghost fishing gear that affect the welfare of marine animals, including abandoned, lost or discarded fishing pots, traps and nets.”
Ghost Gear Dodge includes key factoids about the ghost gear problem and its impact on animals; these are shown during the game when the dolphin collides with ghost gear. Players are encouraged to share the game on their personal social media pages, join the Sea Change movement to see how they can activate their local communities, or donate to help us reduce and remove ghost gear and rescue entangled animals.
How to play Ghost Gear Dodge:
- Visit http://ghostgear.worldanimalprotection.org and play on your computer or your mobile phone
- Click/tap to swim up & release to swim down to avoid getting caught in ghost gear
- Sign up at the end of the game to learn more about Sea Change initiatives happening locally and share the game with your family and friends to help build the Sea Change movement
Our Sea Change Campaign aims to save one million marine animals from the impact of ghost gear by 2018.