Thank you for volunteering to rescue us in our hour of crisis.
The Head Ranger is waiting, with your vehicle, at HQ. There is a lot of work to do be done to save the species, so you better get started quickly!
Youll need to run projects to support the local communities living around the reserve so that they can help you protect wildlife. And youll need to hire vets and rangers to keep your wildlife safe and healthy, and to restore habitat to help your animals thrive. Funding is always tight, so you should also build tourist lodges to increase your income for your conservation work.
Beware the poachers roaming the area, led by a figure calling himself The Colonel. The poachers pose a constant threat to your wildlife and will try to pay disillusioned communities to hunt wildlife for the illegal wildlife trade. They have setup a checkpoint to try to extract bribes and there is no sign they will be leaving anytime soon, so how you deal with them is up to you.
Relief is on its way but will not arrive for some time, so the decisions you make will determine the success of your reserve; the survival of the species is in your hands.
Conservation Crisis is a new game where you must race against time to restore and rebuild a wildlife reserve and save an endangered species from extinction.
In the game, you are given a budget of $100,000 of Donor Funding per round, which you must choose how to spend on some of the projects below.
Hire vets and rangers to keep your wildlife safe from poaching and disease. Rangers stop poachers hunting your wildlife and provide the safety needed for more wildlife in your reserve. Vets stop disease and help your wildlife to breed.
Work with communities to get them to help you protect wildlife. Build wildlife fences to stop wildlife destroying crops and eating livestock. Run livelihood programmes to fight poverty and turn former poachers into protectors. Build a school to teach the value of conservation and inspire children to become future vets and rangers.
Build tourist lodges to get visitors coming to your reserve. Those visitors will give you the revenue you need to build more projects, hire more staff, and save your wildlife species. Backpacker tourism is low risk, but low reward. The luxury market offers big rewards, but also has big risks.
Dig watering holes to restore the habitat in your reserve and help your wildlife to flourish; the more holes that you dig, the more your wildlife population will grow each round. Run breeding programmes to rescue your species from the threat of extinction and restore wildlife populations back to full health.
Make sure that you keep some money aside in your Crisis Fund to respond to emergencies within the game. If you lose funding, youll have to make up the loss from your Crisis Fund, and if the poachers cause problems youll need extra funds to fix your projects and pay staff to keep them at their posts.
JUST LIKE THE REAL THING
Conservation Crisis is based on the real-life challenges of protecting wildlife around the world. The game is designed by a team with a decade of conservation experience in some of the most challenging regions of the world. The game provides a unique insight into the trade-offs and difficulties faced by conservationists, offering a game that is not only great fun to play but also educational.
HELPING PROTECT WILDLIFE
Tunza Games is a social venture dedicated to engaging people in wildlife conservation and using a share of our revenues to support real-life conservation work around the world.