If there’s two things we love, it’s emojis and animals! What better way is there to spice up a conversation and what’s cuter than a giant panda? But, we never really thought much of the two together. Sure, we’ve sent out of fair share of animal emojis, but we never thought we could actually do good that way!
Well, guess what? All those emojis that you use on a regular basis anyway are about to make some animals very happy! That’s because the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has launched a brand new campaign centered around those funny pictures on your keyboard. The campaign is called #EndangeredEmoji and is literally as simple as putting an emoji in your tweet.
So, how does this whole campaign thing work? Well, there are currently 17 endangered animals that are already represented by the emoji keyboard you find on your computer and on your smartphone. For every tweet you send with one of those 17 emojis, you’ll be donating 11 cents to the WWF. Once the month is over, the WWF will actually tally the number of each emoji you’ve used and give you an overall summary with the total amount of your donation. However, for those of you who are perhaps a little too emoji crazy, know that you can change that amount, if need be.
And, getting started is as easy as sending a tweet too. All you have to do is retweet the WWF’s original tweet. Once you’ve done that, you’ll get a confirmation and then it’s off to the donating races! If at any point you decide to stop, just tweet “Unsubscribe” to @WWF. See, we told you it was simple! As of right now, the sign-up tweet has already racked up over 13,000 retweets!!
There are 17 animals included on the #EndangeredEmoji list, including the Asian Elephant, Sumatran Tiger, Galapagos Penguin, Blue Whale, Tiger, and more. To see the complete list and learn more about each animal, just head over to the official website where you can see the full list and learn why each is now endangered.
(Story via Mashable)