Got an old mobile phone? Help a Gorilla out!

Posted: October 9, 2012 in Feel Good Stories
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Melbourne

Gorillas and Mobile Phones

Our gorilla mates are being threatened with extinction and now there is a great way you can help them out!

So gorillas and mobile phones… what’s that all about then?

Well, one of the greatest threats to gorilla populations is the illegal mining of a mineral called Coltan.

Coltan is used in the production of mobile phones and naturally as the demand for mobile phone rises so too does the demand for coltan mining, which puts further stress on gorilla habitat.

How can we help?

You can do your bit for our jungle buddies by simply donating your old mobile phone. All the money raised from recycling the phones will go to the rangers in the Democratic Republic of Congo who are working to protect gorilla habitats.

The continued championing of mobile phone recycling will help ease pressure and demand for coltan mining and will also…

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