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.
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.
- Brazilian Portuguese
- Chinese (CN)
- Chinese (TW)
- Malagasy (rainforests)