Our co-founder Rich was sat next to John Kahekwa (pictured right, a great friend and conservation expert who has dedicated his life to saving gorillas) looking out over the wealthy suburbs of Bukavu, a town in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
John pointed at the luxury houses and said, ‘all of this money comes from the coltan mining they do here, which does so much harm to the environment. This is the problem – those who destroy the environment get rich, while we who protect it remain poor.’
Tunza means ‘we care’ in Swahili. We want to use games as a fun way for people to save their favourite wildlife – putting them in the ‘conservation hot-seat’ in our games and using revenue from sales to fund conservation projects to save endangered species around the world.
Coltan is a component in all our phones and tablets, so we want to do something to help undo the harm caused by its extraction by using our games to make everyone's phones and tablets a tool to protect the environment.
Meet The Team
During the day he earns his rent money working as a structural engineer and project manager in the offshore wind energy sector. After dark, he enjoys miniature wargames and euro style board games. When time allows he likes to get out of the city and enjoy nature up close, hiking across hills and mountains.
Dr Rich is a conservation expert with a PhD from the Marjan Centre for the Study of Conflict and Conservation, King's College London. He loves wildlife, cricket and all sorts of card and board games. He likes nothing more than being outdoors in the UK or on safari in Africa, and the Skeleton Coast is high on his list of places to visit next.