This adventure game allows users to help make conservation decisions in a fictitious reserve in central China. Users are guided by the “4Cs” of Conservation: Core Areas, Corridors, Carnivores, and Communities. Users draw on the “4Cs” to make decisions that will affect the people, animals, and plants living in and around the reserve.
“Core Areas” are the main habitat areas for plants and animals. Use binoculars and collect plant samples to help designate a core area in the reserve.
Count “Carnivores” to assess habitat health. Photograph wildlife and identify animal tracks to count the carnivores in the reserve.
“Corridors” are tracts of land that connect core areas, allowing animal movement between core areas. Use a camera trap and identify animal sounds to help pick the best habitat corridor for the reserve.
“Communities” are an important part of the equation. Help balance the needs of animals and people who live in and around the reserve. Identify valuable plants and set up a beehive for an alternative income source.
Explore these World Wildlife Fund (WWF) descriptions of ecoregions where the plants and animals you just learned about live: