The Rainforest Foundation UK  has launched Congo Jones and the Loggers of Doom, an online game challenging players to safeguard the planet’s last rainforest frontier.
Congo Jones’ mission comes as the Congolese rainforest – the second largest on the planet after the Amazon – is under the carving knife. An area the size of France is at risk. The global threat is heightened with the knowledge that rainforest destruction is the second largest cause of global warming.
Players are invited to jump logs, climb waterfalls and evade chainsaws to help forest peoples save their lands before it’s too late.
The game presents a very serious issue in an interactive way so that players want to take action to stop the carve-up of the Congo rainforest, said Helen Brownstone, Head of Fundraising and Communications at the Rainforest Foundation.
Play the game at www.rainforestfoundationuk.org/s-congojones.