P Posted by Sandra on October 16 2012 0 Comments Dougie Poynter, News

McFly’s bassist Dougie Poynter has signed up to become an ambassador for the World Wide Fund for Nature and will back a campaign to save African mountain gorillas.

The cheeky pop-rocker recently travelled to the country in order to raise awarness for the cause and in a YouTube video he can be heard talking about how magnificent the creatures are and how important it is to preserve and look after them:

“It’s been incredible… it’s been one of those things that I will never ever forget… The biggest thing that I’ve learnt is that although these creatures are massive and so powerful, they are just incredibly fragile. Adopting a gorilla with WWF is the best way to protect them and to secure their future.”

The WWF also released an official statement about Poynter’s involvement with the organisation and it reads: “Dougie is supporting the launch of a new WWF mountain gorilla adoption which will help raise funds to protect the last two remaining populations of the species.”

“As part of the International Gorilla Conservation Programme (Igcp) WWF is working to protect the gorillas, their habitats and the local communities who live alongside them.”

Watch footage of Poynter in Africa talking about his experience with the gorillas below:

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