Rainforest information in Vietnamese

October 11, 2010

Mongabay.com, a leading forest conservation and environmental science news web site, today announced the availability of its rainforest site for children in Vietnamese. The site is available at world.mongabay.com/vietnamese.

The new site was made possible through the effort of Khanh Nguyen, who translated the text from English to his native Vietnamese.

Rhett Butler, mongabay.com's founder, says he hopes the site will be used in Vietnam to educate school children, as well as adults, about forests and the importance of protecting them. Vietnam has lost nearly all of its primary forest cover, but is fast replanting trees in some parts of the country, according to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Mongabay's rainforest site for kids is now available in 33 languages—each of which has been translated by native speakers. An expanded version for adults is available in English, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, French, German, and Japanese. Mongabay's sister site, WildMadagascar.org, also has a kids version about the country of Madagascar: Mongabay.com is one of the Web's most popular destinations for information on tropical rainforests, drawing more than one million unique visitors per month, according to comScore.

mongabay.com (October 11, 2010).

Rainforest information in Vietnamese.