International Fund for Animal Welfare Launches IFAW Island in Second Life

Live music event held in virtual African savannah to kick off grand

opening of animal welfare group's virtual space







Mar 27, 2008, 01:00 ET from International Fund for Animal Welfare

    YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., March 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The
 International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) announced today the launch of
 its new space, IFAW Island, in the virtual world called Second Life. IFAW
 Island will serve as a virtual meeting ground for those interested in
 animal welfare issues.
 
 
 
     (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080327/DC17766 )
 
 
 
     Coinciding with the island's launch, IFAW will hold a live concert on
 Thursday March 27th at 1:00 PM SLT featuring two popular Second Life bands:
 AngeyLaura Houston aka Laura Angey and the UKD Project from Italy. The
 concert will take place in IFAW Island's African Savannah space. The event
 is open to all Second Life residents, and there is a suggested donation of
 $100 Linden dollars for which donors will receive a virtual IFAW T-shirt.
 
 
 
     "IFAW is constantly seeking ways to connect with individuals through
 their preferred means. We are very pleased to be offering this virtual
 resource to our supporters and to those who may not be as familiar with the
 International Fund for Animal Welfare's activities across the physical
 world," said Cassandra Koenen, IFAW's Director of Online Campaigns and
 Marketing.
 
 
 
     IFAW Island offers visitors a virtual African savannah space with
 species information on elephant populations and background on poaching,
 illegal trade and migration. Additionally there is a theater presentation
 space for multimedia campaign updates, a skybox with photo galleries, trade
 maps and donation tools.
 
 
 
     "We see IFAW Island as an important extension of our online presence
 and an exciting way to communicate our desire to make the real world a
 better place for animals and people," stated Ms. Koenen.
 
 
 
     Second Life Avatars can visit the space by searching "IFAW Island" in
 the Map tool.
 
 
 
     SLURL: http://slurl.com/secondlife/IFAW%20Island/111/179/37
 
 
 
     About IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare)
 
     Founded in 1969, IFAW works around the globe to protect animals and
 their habitats and to create a better world for animals and people with
 headquarters on Cape Cod and 16 offices worldwide. To learn how to help,
 please visit www.ifaw.org.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SOURCE International Fund for Animal Welfare
    YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., March 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The
 International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) announced today the launch of
 its new space, IFAW Island, in the virtual world called Second Life. IFAW
 Island will serve as a virtual meeting ground for those interested in
 animal welfare issues.
 
 
 
     (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080327/DC17766 )
 
 
 
     Coinciding with the island's launch, IFAW will hold a live concert on
 Thursday March 27th at 1:00 PM SLT featuring two popular Second Life bands:
 AngeyLaura Houston aka Laura Angey and the UKD Project from Italy. The
 concert will take place in IFAW Island's African Savannah space. The event
 is open to all Second Life residents, and there is a suggested donation of
 $100 Linden dollars for which donors will receive a virtual IFAW T-shirt.
 
 
 
     "IFAW is constantly seeking ways to connect with individuals through
 their preferred means. We are very pleased to be offering this virtual
 resource to our supporters and to those who may not be as familiar with the
 International Fund for Animal Welfare's activities across the physical
 world," said Cassandra Koenen, IFAW's Director of Online Campaigns and
 Marketing.
 
 
 
     IFAW Island offers visitors a virtual African savannah space with
 species information on elephant populations and background on poaching,
 illegal trade and migration. Additionally there is a theater presentation
 space for multimedia campaign updates, a skybox with photo galleries, trade
 maps and donation tools.
 
 
 
     "We see IFAW Island as an important extension of our online presence
 and an exciting way to communicate our desire to make the real world a
 better place for animals and people," stated Ms. Koenen.
 
 
 
     Second Life Avatars can visit the space by searching "IFAW Island" in
 the Map tool.
 
 
 
     SLURL: http://slurl.com/secondlife/IFAW%20Island/111/179/37
 
 
 
     About IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare)
 
     Founded in 1969, IFAW works around the globe to protect animals and
 their habitats and to create a better world for animals and people with
 headquarters on Cape Cod and 16 offices worldwide. To learn how to help,
 please visit www.ifaw.org.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 SOURCE International Fund for Animal Welfare