Greening Tarakeshwar – A Model Community for Nepal

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Tarakeshwar is a municipality in Kathmandu, Nepal that is on a mission to become an emerald city. This area lies in the buffer zone of Shivapuri Nagarjun Natonal Park and abuts Nagarjun Forest Reserve. Mr. Bishwanath Rijal (Nepal Program Coordinator) has spent the past few months helping local communities organize several afforestation events. What is […]

Little Green Guards’ Great Leap Forward

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“A day with the children is always a happy day!” said Dr. Chia Tan (Vice President). In June she, Mr. Lei Shi (China Program Coordinator), Ms. Wanru Wong and Ms. Maggie Ang (LVDI International volunteers) visited Taipingxiang and Kaiwen primary schools near Fanjingshan National Nature Reserve in Guizhou, China. The team used this opportunity to help strengthen the […]

2017 Charles Southwick Conservation Education Commitment Award Winner

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Mr. Bishwanath Rijal (Nepal Program Coordinator) is a recipient of the prestigious Charles Southwick Conservation Education Commitment Award given by the International Primatological Society (IPS). Dr. Chia Tan (Vice President) in her nomination letter to the IPS wrote, “I have known Bishwanath since 2011. It has been my true honor to mentor Bishwanath, as I am inspired continuously by his […]

Van Tuan Bui (photo © GreenViet)

Investing in Conservation and Research Leadership in Vietnam

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LVDI International would like to congratulate Mr. Van Tuan Bui (Vietnam Conservation Program Coordinator) for winning a WWF Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program Professional Development Grant. Using the award Mr. Bui will have a unique opportunity to participate in a two-month training program in the U.S. aimed to increase his scientific knowledge and skills in […]

Super Energizing Camera Traps for Long-term Wildlife Studies

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Today, due to advances in digital technology, remotely operated cameras, also known as camera traps, offer a multitude of applications for wildlife research and monitoring. Beyond indicating species presence or absence, camera trap data can be quantified to assess population and community metrics. However, obtaining continuous data is difficult because the camera traps on the […]

A Douc Storybook for the Children of Son Tra and Beyond

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Stories are narratives weaved with memorable facts. Beyond written words, stories accompanied by beautiful illustrations can encourage imagination, foster empathy, plant seeds of hope and even create change. At LVDI International, we believe stories are one of the most effective ways to profoundly shape children’s perspectives about the natural world. That is why we are […]

Improving Son Tra Biodiversity Curriculum – A Blueprint for the Future

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One of the largest populations of the endangered red-shanked douc occurs on Son Tra Peninsula, only six miles from the center of Danang City in Vietnam.  The proximity of Son Tra to Danang provides a natural laboratory for introducing local schoolchildren to the wonders of their natural world. Since 2013 LVDI International has been working with GreenViet Biodiversity […]

Celebrating Christmas with the Red-Shanked Douc

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Schoolchildren of Tho Quang Ward, Son Tra District in Da Nang, Vietnam will be having their second “Christmas in the Forest” celebration on December 27, 2015. Sponsored by LVDI International and organized by our partner, GreenViet, this year’s festivity is called “Peace on Earth and Goodwill toward All Creatures” – a theme that encompasses the […]

LVDI International hosts 2014 Sabin Prize Winner

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Dr. Khac Quyet Le, winner of the 2014 Sabin Prize for Excellence in Primate Conservation, is a leading conservation biologist in Vietnam best known for his work on the critically endangered Tonkin snub-nosed monkey. In 2002 Dr. Le discovered a new population of this monkey in Khau Ca, which was estimated to be about 100 […]

And the Survey Says…Son Tra Schoolchildren Pledge to Save the Red-shanked Douc

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Vietnam boasts an amazing diversity of fauna and flora that are protected in many national parks and nature reserves, for example in places like Cuc Phuong National Park, Van Long Nature Reserve and Cat Ba National Park, the latter being also recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Along the central coast of Vietnam, the […]