For Immediate Release, December 17, 2019

Contact:

Kierán Suckling, (520) 275-5960, ksuckling@biologicaldiversity.org

'Pikas Vs. Trump' Video Game: Out Now

TUCSON, Ariz. — A new video game called “Pikas Vs.Trump” released today by the Center for Biological Diversity gives players a chance to take on Trump as he wages war on wildlife, public lands, the Arctic and the climate.

The game, available for mobile and desktop devices, is online at www.PikasVsTrump.org, and can be downloaded from the Apple Store or Google Play.

“We need all the heroes we can get right now. Why not the mighty pika?” said Kierán Suckling, the Center’s executive director. “We’re doing everything we can in the real world to stop Trump’s war on wildlife. It only makes sense to expand these battles in the virtual one.”

The game allows players to fire back at Trump in four separate stages, including as a pika in the mountains, a bonneted bat in Florida and a narwhal in the waters of the Arctic. Players can destroy Trump’s tweets, collect trophies and do ultimate battle in the fight to save the planet.

“No president has done more to attack wildlife, destroy our climate and ruin our public lands,” Suckling said. “Now some animals are getting a chance to fight back.”

Pikas are tiny, temperature-sensitive mammals found in the mountains of North America and Asia. Global warming is pushing them toward extinction. Losses of pika populations in the Great Basin mountains of Nevada and Oregon have already been attributed to climate change.

The Center has filed more than 170 lawsuits against the Trump administration, including actions to protect wildlife, clean air, climate and public lands. “Pikas Vs. Trump” is the latest creative media project from the Center. Others include free Endangered Species Condoms and Endangered Species Mural Project.

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The Center for Biological Diversity is a national, nonprofit conservation organization with more than 1.6 million members and online activists dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild places.