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 […]

LVDI International and GERP Forge Partnership to Save Madagascar’s Lemurs

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LVDI International and Groupe d’Étude et de Recherche sur les Primates de Madagascar (GERP) have established a formal accord to further expand our joint efforts in the realm of conservation, research and education in the Maromizaha Protected Area (MPA), located in eastern Madagascar. There, along with our partners from the Department of Life Sciences and […]

LVDI Delegates Attend Inaugural African Primatological Society Congress

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LVDI International commends Mr. Mariano Houngbedji (Benin Education Program Coordinator) for his leadership role as a member of the African Primatological Society (APS) Steering Committee. He and other dedicated range-country conservationists have been drafting the Society’s constitution for this newly formed organization. Mr. Houngbedji, Ms. Chrystelle Dakpogan (Benin Conservation Program Coordinator) and Ms. Rose Marie […]

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 […]

Benin’s Little Green Guards Find Joy in Learning

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The Gnanhouizounmè Sacred Forest, located inland from Porto-Novo, the capital of Benin, is one of the country’s last refuges for endangered primates and other wildlife, most of which are also threatened at a national scale. Public surveys conducted by the staff of Organisation pour le Développement Durable et la Biodiversité (ODDB), LVDI International’s partner in […]

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 […]

An “ABC” Coloring Book for Malagasy Children

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At LVDI International we know that a “one-size-fits-all” approach toward conservation education does not work. All of the thematic elements in the educational materials we develop are rooted in results we obtain from our surveys that establish children’s current knowledge about and empathy toward wildlife and nature. From our 2013 surveys we know that Malagasy […]