One of our main goals as a company is to spread going green across the globe
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Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) October 2, 2009
Kids' virtual world EcoBuddies (http://www.ecobuddies.com) not only teaches its players to be green, but will also give children the opportunity to learn about charities that support endangered animals and habitats around the world within its interactive setting. Today, EcoBuddies Interactive Ltd. announced that it has created partnerships with both Pandas International and Kids Saving the Rainforest and will feature the two organizations within its virtual world in order to spread the word to kids about what these charities do, as well as the animals and habitats they protect.
"One of our main goals as a company is to spread going green across the globe," says EcoBuddies co-owner Ferma Ravn-Greenway, "and what better way is there to do this than giving kids information about these hardworking and dedicated charities that work on the front lines of environmental protection."
EcoBuddies' partner Pandas International is focused on preserving and breeding China's Giant Panda, which is classified as an endangered species on IUCN's Red List. The charity is currently working to help aid the development of a new panda centre in the Wolong Nature Preserve in the Sichuan Province due to the former Center being destroyed by the 2008 earthquake in China.
Kids Saving the Rainforest was created in Costa Rica by two school children Janine Licare and a friend when they were 9 years old. The charity has now been running for just over a decade, has an animal rehabilitation center for sloths and monkeys, and is also building an animal sanctuary and education center.
Both organizations will have special houses for EcoBuddies players to visit inside of the virtual world by next week. Ravn-Greenway says it is partnerships like these that keep the EcoBuddies team grounded and committed in the busy virtual world industry. "We are a small company that has a dream of giving kids all over the world the opportunity to learn about the environment within this new, dynamic virtual setting. This industry is competitive but EcoBuddies continues to compete neck-in-neck with large corporate virtual worlds and I think this is because parents and kids really value our message."
EcoBuddies is a leading Vancouver-based virtual world for children 5-13 years of age and prides itself on being the greenest virtual world on the Internet. It has had over 120,000 accounts made by players since its formal launch in January 2009 and is continuing to grow quickly.