Rainforest information site for school kids launched
July 7, 2005
Today mongabay.com launched a kids-oriented version of its popular web site on tropical rainforests. Kids.mongabay.com offers information on tropical rainforest ecology and looks at such questions as
- Why are rainforests important?
- How can we save rainforests?
- Why are rainforests disappearing?
- Why do rainforests have so many plants and animals?
Kids.mongabay.com also profiles a number of animals found in the rainforests of the world. The site features dozens of colorful photographs as well.
“While this is only the first iteration of the kids’ site, I believe this resource helps school children get a better understanding of how rainforests work and why they are important” says Rhett A. Butler, founder of mongabay.com. “I’m looking forward to working with teachers and other education professionals to make this site useful to students of all ages.”
You can learn more about the kids’ site at kids.mongabay.com
Mongabay.com, a web site founded in 2001, aims to raise interest in and appreciation of wildlands and wildlife. The site features sections on rainforest ecology and tropical freshwater fish, and includes thousands of nature and wildlife photos from around the world. In May 2005, the site averaged more than 100,000 visitors per day.