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 […]

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 […]

2015 Future for Nature Award Nominee

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LVDI International congratulates Ms. Trang Le Thi (Vietnam Education Program Coordinator) for her achievement as one of ten finalists for the 2015 Future for Nature Award! Ms. Le Thi has made it her life goal to protect the red-shanked doucs on Son Tra Peninsula. One of her objectives is to educate fellow citizens in Danang […]

One Child at a Time: A Teacher’s Mission to Change the Hearts and Minds of Nepalis

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Almost a third of Nepal’s human population lives in the Kathmandu Valley. There, the transformation of human dominated landscape has been pervasive, leaving few natural spaces for wildlife to flourish. The destruction and fragmentation of forest habitat has forced species like macaques and langurs to venture into human settlements in search for food. Like most […]

2011 Lawrence Jacobsen Education Development Grant Recipient

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Congratulations to Mr. Kefeng Niu (China Program Coordinator) for winning an International Primatological Society – Lawrence Jacobsen Education Development Grant this year. Mr. Niu will use his award toward a project entitled, Fostering “Little Green Guards”: A Primate Conservation Education Program for School Children in Guizhou, China. The program will benefit children living in rural communities […]

Helping Chinese Nature Reserves Foster Children’s Appreciation for Wildlife

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Years ago, on one of his many trips to China Dr. Andy Phillips (President, formerly of White Elephant Conservation Science and Education Solutions) met Mr. Wang in a small village bordering Changqing National Nature Reserve located in Shaanxi Province. The reserve is most famous for its giant pandas in addition to other wildlife such as golden […]