24th November 2011
WarmGuard, a leading supplier of gas boiler and central heating insurance policies, has partnered with leading conservation organisation WWF by donating £30,000 to support the conservation of Adélie penguins and their habitats.
To celebrate the launch of this partnership, WarmGuard will be running a promotional campaign for penguin lovers. The company will be giving away free WWF Adélie penguin adoption packs for the first 250 customers to purchase a new WarmGuard gas boiler and central heating policy from the website www.warmguard.co.uk . The adoption pack includes an adoption certificate, cuddly penguin soft toy, stand-up image of an Adélie penguin, a greetings card, fact booklet and three updates from WWF throughout the year.
Although there are an estimated 5 million Adélie penguins in the wild, parts of the Antarctic and Southern Ocean are warming rapidly, and rising temperatures mean sea ice is melting changing the habitat that Adélies depend on and threatening their survival. Populations are declining in most localities along the Antarctica Peninsula and in the South Orkney Islands.
WarmGuard will be funding vital new research focusing on the foraging behaviour of Adélies in the South Orkney Islands helping to further scientific understanding of Antarctica, the effects of climate change and the impact on Adélies in the region. The new research will be carried out by a small team of British scientists based on Signy Island, where long-term penguin research is already being carried out.
"WarmGuard are committed to protecting the future of the Adélie penguins” comments John Colinswood, Managing Director of WarmGuard. “We are all responsible for the protection and future of our planet and its many species, and as a socially responsible business WarmGuard are delighted to be able to provide the much needed funding for this research work”.
Tobin Aldrich, Director of Fundraising at WWF, says “We are thrilled to be working in partnership with WarmGuard and absolutely delighted with the £30,000 that WarmGuard are giving us which will enable us to carry out new and vital research on Adélie Penguins within the new Marine Protected Area in Antarctica.”
John Colinswood of WarmGuard concludes: “We are confident that our partnership with WWF and project funding will go a long way in helping the future survival of these delightful penguins. As a provider of gas boiler and heating insurance, WarmGuard are also committed to helping reduce the environmental impact that our homes have on CO2 emissions through helping households to achieve optimum energy efficiency and economy from their home heating systems”.
To find out more about the partnership visit: www.warmguard.co.uk/wwf
For further information and images please contact Nikki Proctor, PR Manager - WarmGuard. Nikki@wmsgroupuk.com Tel: 01844 293813
WarmGuard are a leading supplier of gas boiler and central heating polices. Each policy includes a free annual boiler safety check, no excess to pay on any claims, no limit to the number of calls during policy cover on a rolling one month contract. For further information visit warmguard.co.uk
WWF is one of the world's largest and most respected independent conservation organisations, with over 5 million supporters and a global network active in over 100 countries. WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of the earth's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by conserving the world's biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.
For further information visit wwf.org.uk
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