Mysterious Paradise, opened its doors on July 20th and will run through until Saturday, August 3rd in Second Life.
Featuring shopping opportunities and an entire region to explore, with days of entertainment and events as per the event website, Mysterious Paradise will see 100% of donations, including stall & performing profits go towards World Animal Protection (WAP), an organisation, that works year-round to protect animals in our communities, farmlands, the wild, and to stop animal cruelty around the globe.
The event region has been divided into four areas, with the main shopping and entertainment venue contained in one quarter. The rest of the region offers a number of different environments for visitors to explore, photograph and enjoy – including the opportunity take a dive under the sea (just mind the great white shark!).
Within these areas you can visit Africa and Asia and a wintry world that brings together the Arctic and Antarctic and where both polar bears and penguins can be found. A further area is suggestive of Atlantis / a fantasy world, beneath which the undersea realm can be found.
As well as making donations in-world at Mysterious Paradise, those wishing to support WAP’s work can do so by clicking the Please Donate button on the WAP website or by visiting the event’s Facebook Fundraiser.
World Animal Protection seeks to improve the welfare of animals around the globe – wild or domesticated – through public awareness, education, animal protection, animal rescue, animal welfare, and more. Based in Australia as a registered charity, WAP operates a number of region hubs in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America and Latin America.
From these they are able to mount a range of campaigns to support and protect animals according to regional needs / situations. Their work includes better education in matters of animal welfare and husbandry, vaccination programmes, support for government programmes for more humane means of animal care and the treatment of disease, and ensuring animals are provided and cared for as a result of / in the event of, a natural or other disaster.