03 April 2020

There’s a BIG WILDEVERSE OUT THERE!

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Transform your world into a RAINFOREST, track REAL apes and protect them NOW!

We’re really pleased to announce that we’ve been working with an amazing group of self-confessed animal loving gaming enthusiasts, Internet of Elephants, to bring together a brand new augmented reality wildlife conservation game called ‘Wildeverse’.

Think of it as the ‘Pokemon Go’ of wildlife. ‘Wildeverse’ enables players to beam far away wild places to their own home using just their phone. With the game, you can track real wild animals and carry out real conservation challenges.

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We are always looking for interesting ways to talk about the work that we do across the world and to inspire people to be the conservationists of the future. When Internet of Elephants suggested we become their UK partners on the project we jumped at the chance.  It’s a really fun game to play but also shows some of the real challenges that conservationists are facing.

Charlotte Smith, Head of Conservation Education & Engagement at Chester Zoo

Internet of Elephants in partnership with Borneo Nature Foundation, Goualougo Triangle Ape Foundation and Zoo Atlanta, uses augmented reality to empower players to protect the last rainforests of the world, and the apes who call it their home.

At Chester Zoo, we’re always exploring innovative ways we can connect people with wildlife. ‘Wildeverse’ is an incredible immersive experience that will transport people to tropical rainforests and bring them closer to nature, without moving an inch.

The importance of data visualisation in conservation is on the up, and an effective way of educating people on endangered species, and the threats they face. But most importantly, advising on what YOU can do to help prevent extinction.

The game also includes characters based on conservation experts here in the zoo! It even features one of our own field partners, Borneo Nature foundation.

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