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3000 children in Iquitos make a pledge to protect river dolphins

WDC has helped Solinia, a conservation group in Peru, deliver environmental education events in schools and communities. Solinia has awarded over 3000 certificates to children in the past year. Each child has completed all the activities and challenges with the help and guidance of Solinia volunteers; they have written and heard conservation stories, painted and drawn river dolphins, created origami, learned about the damage plastic pollution causing to the river and wildlife, sang, danced, seen photographs and listened to presentations; and most importantly, they have made a pledge to look after the Amazon environment and to protect the wildlife, especially river dolphins!

This project is attempting to change hearts and minds in Iquitos and build support for river dolphin protection efforts.  Certainly children continue to be touched by the Solinia education programme and give enthusiastic responses. They do of course also influence their friends and families to protect river dolphins.  

WDC is continuing to support Solinia build its volunteer programme, its education programme and river dolphin guardian role in Iquitos, Peru’s rainforest capital. Read more.