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Sting's environmental protection charity, The Rainforest Foundation, has released a new online game, Congo Jones and the Loggers of Doom. The game, somewhat reminiscent of the hit game ‘Pitfall’ from the 80’s, helps players learn about protecting the world’s rainforests.

The gameplay is simple, and involves working with local rainforest communities to assist them map and protect their land. The mission entails helping a village before the loggers arrive by way of a leaping, red-capped monkey, as well as a waterfall-climbing, canopy-hopping villager. It’s a fun way to spend some time, while still raising attention for important world issues.

“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 fund raising and communications at the Rainforest Foundation.

The Rainforest Foundation was founded in 1989 by Sting and his wife, Trudie Styler, with a goal of protecting the rights of indigenous people and halting the destruction of the rainforests in which they live.

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