WWF-Myanmar organises study visit to raise environmental awareness among Myanmar’s youth

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WWF-Myanmar organised a study visit programme, called Touching Nature, in collaboration with Dawei Development Association and Dawei University which aim to raise environmental awareness among young people in Myanmar.
The participants have visited the neighbourhood of Dawei township of Tanintharyi Region, where most of the WWF-Myanmar projects located, for three days since 18th February.
“Touching Nature is a study programme which let the youth to observe the benefits nature can give and the importance of environmental conservation,” said Hanna Helsingen, Green Economy Programme Manager, WWF-Myanmar, “The participants got an opportunity to learn more about benefits from the nature while having a fun trip with this programme.”
With the aim to support the conservation of Myanmar’s nature and ecosystem, this programme mainly targeted young generation. Those 5 participants from Yangon and 10 participants from Dawei were selected from the applicants of the age between 18-25 in January.
With the Touching Nature programme, the participants have visited the watersheds areas and mangrove, community forests and villages in the neighbourhood of Dawei and learned the relationship between people and the nature, benefits from the ecosystems and how important they are.
“I got an opportunity to learn the relationship between human and nature during this trip. And about the mangrove forests too. I would like to try my best to raise awareness about the importance of mangrove forests when I get back to my town, Dala,” said Thet Htar San, a 3rd year Botany student from Yangon University, “Touching Nature did help us to touch the nature as per its name.”

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