Press Release: Green Forest No.30

Education for Nature – Vietnam (ENV) has released its 30th issue of the popular student nature magazine, Green Forest, which is distributed widely to school children in rural communities bordering more than 40 parks and protected areas throughout Vietnam. This most recent issue features facts and information about two critically endangered species; the white-cheeked gibbon and the Vietnamese pond turtle, an endemic freshwater turtle species found only in the central provinces of Vietnam.

In our Green Living section, readers also have the opportunity to learn about what students at eight schools in Ha Long City are doing to make their schools environmentally friendly or join in a new competition hosted by ENV, Boo Skate shops, and Karibon Facemask Company to promote clean air.

Additional features in this issue focus on dry forest ecosystems, the protection of groundwater resources, river otters, pollution in craft villages, and Chu Mom Ray National Park.
Text Box: This Issue at a Glance    Feature stories  White-cheeked gibbons  Underground water  Craft villages and pollution  Ecosystems:  Dry forest habitat  The endemic Vietnamese pond turtle    Regular Sections  Nature works: Rainbows  Amazing animals:  Otters  Adventure Nature at Chu Mom Ray   Green Living:  Ha Long’s Eco-schools   Nature News Section  The Adventures of Ranger Bear  Wildlife Trade:  Protecting bears    Student contribution section  If I were minister…  Poems by students  Expert corner    As usual, Green Forest includes contributions from student readers throughout the country who wish to share their ideas and experiences through poems, stories, and other contributions to the student forum.

Through Green Forest, students have the opportunity to discover nature and the environment through stories, games, and activities that are designed to make learning fun.

Green Forest is produced twice each year and is distributed free of charge. Each issue is estimated to reach about 300,000 students nationwide. 

ENV wishes to thank the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), the “Go Green- Nature Preservation” program (Toyota Motor Vietnam), Conservation International (CI), and the Auckland Zoo for supporting this important educational resource. ENV would also like to thank our friends and readers who continue to make valuable contributions to this publication. 

If you wish to have a topic covered in an upcoming issue of Green Forest or additional copies printed in support of a specific nature or environment project that you are working on, please contact Ms. Vu Thi Quyen,


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