Press Release: Green Forest No. 27

Education for Nature – Vietnam (ENV) has just released its 27th issue of the popular student nature magazine, Green Forest.  This newest edition includes feature stories on Vietnam’s marine turtles, our nation’s lifegiving rivers, and the rare douc langur.

In addition to learning about Vietnam’s unique environment, GF 27 also gives readers the chance to learn about fascinating nature all over the world, with stories on deadly spiders, the history of transportation, birds of prey, and some of the most extreme environments on the planet – deserts. 

In a new interactive section entitled “If I were Minister…”, student readers put themselves in the shoes of a powerful politician, and think about what they could do to solve Vietnam’s most pressing environmental issues.

Meanwhile, popular ENV character Ranger Bear heads to the south of Vietnam to investigate reports that a farmer is illegally keeping tigers that were hunted from the wild.  With help from students, Ranger Bear organizes a raid and the guilty tiger farmer is sent off to jail. A small victory for Vietnam’s tigers!

As always, Green Forest also includes an assortment of other nature-related stories, comics, poems, jokes, and activities aimed at making learning about nature and environmental an enjoyable experience for readers.

Green Forest is free and distributed through the ENV Family Network to students, schools and environmental educators throughout Vietnam.

The next issue of Green Forest will be released in September 2008 and will focus on Dugongs, Green Energy, and Pangolins. The deadline for contributions is 1st June, 2008. 

ENV wishes to thank the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) and Houston Zoo for supporting this important educational resource. ENV would also like to thank friends, supporters and readers who continue to make valuable contributions to the publication of Green Forest

 

 

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