The Polish activists recreated the Minecraft card with a huge primeval forest in Poland, to then severely cut it down eyes thousands of spectators. Thus they attracted attention to real problem of cutting down trees in Belovezhsky Reserve.
What is there with forest
Belovezhskaya Pushcha is included in the a list of UNESCO national parks, but at The last time things are not there highly. For local residents, this natural property is on par with Niagara Falls or the Grand Canyon. Not just such untwisted. Problem in that more than 600 km² of forest lie behind boundaries of the official territory of the park and the local government is actively cutting down trees. He cuts down because of bark beetles that destroy trees. However, helps to solve the problem since after the death of the tree the beetle simply passes to next tree.
And here Minecraft
Have activists had a choice - go to stand with posters under the government building or try to really solve the problem. But as? Who seriously rushes to save an unfamiliar forest in unfamiliar country. Therefore, k Salvation came as advertising project - they asked GeoBoxers to recreate the territory of the park in game Minecraft. On it took 3 month of dense work with a bunch of photos and video from Belovezhskaya Pushcha.
How did everything go
FROM help of Polish bloggers, journalists and streamers to The shares attracted huge attention. The new map should have been shown by the famous Polish streamer Gimper. Stream with A new card was waiting for 10 thousand spectators. When the broadcast started, the trees began to disappear on the eyes of the audience. Instead, only the hemp remained. The stream moderator read the facts about the forest and reasons for its cutting down. A Gimper himself tried to find one remaining tree to " pass " the map.
AT the result of project was written far outside the gaming media, and a team of enthusiasts got into an apple - they wanted to reach out to children, u which so far have no political views, but which will decide the fate of the country after years. Fortunately, that Minecraft Is not as much a game as a social platform with 87 million users.
Read in Russian: Игра Minecraft помогла спасти лес в Польше