Jersey Tourism launches animal ringtones with jungle jingle
With everyone owning an iPhone these days, how do you know it’s your phone that’s ringing?
Now you can have your very own western lowland gorilla or mountain chicken frog in your pocket, and never miss a call again, thanks to a collection of distinctive ringtones created by Jersey Tourism for Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust.
Out of 61,900 species of animals assessed during 2011, nearly 20,000 are threatened with extinction, each with their own distinctive mating call and behavioural patterns. However, unless they are protected they will disappear. To highlight their plight, Jersey Tourism has collaborated with Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust recording their sounds to produce downloadable ringtones for smartphone mobile devices.
- Black and Gold Howler Monkey
- Mountain Chicken Frog
- Western Lowland Gorilla
- Red Tailed Laughing Thrush
- White Handed Gibbon
- White-Naped Crane
David de Carteret, director of Jersey Tourism said: “Jersey is an island bursting with personality and is full of quirky and fun attractions for all the family. We’re hugely supportive of the work that the team at Durrell carry out and believe that these animals should be protected, not only so we can enjoy them today but for future generations to come. We hope that people will purchase these ringtones, helping to raise funds to support this fantastic charity.”
Kelly Barker, Head of Marketing for Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust said: “Gerald Durrell once said ‘that animals have no MP that they can write to’, we are very thankful to Jersey Tourism for their support in this campaign, which is a great way for people to understand more about how we save species from extinction not only in Jersey but around the world.”
To download the ringtones simply visit www.singmyring.com/durrell from your smartphone. Each ring tone costs £0.99 with £0.59 being donated to Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust to help preserve these wonderful but endangered species.
Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust is home to over 130 endangered species ranging from the black lion tamarin and Mauritius pink pigeon to the Sumatran Orangutan and poison dart frogs . If you would like to make a donation to the charity please visit www.durrell.org/how-to-help/donate/
Posted 11 April 2012