14 Apr '12, 3pm

What happens when local concerns get discussed on the global environmental stage?

I would start with the youth. Educational programmes for children in schools, in the press and on television are very important. Even more effective is to organize visits to natural areas, for school pupils to experience the outdoors, to hear the sounds of the forest, to feel nature and to enjoy being outside the city. It has been recognized that early, positive outdoor experiences for children have a profound effect on the way that in adulthood they treat nature and natural resources. The Bavarian Academy for Nature Conservation and Landscape Management in Laufen, Germany, has a fantastic programme “

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