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''Let nature be your teacher''
William Wordsworth, poet, 1770-1850

''Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift''
Albert Einstein, physicist, 1879-1955

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P.M. Roget, lexicographer, 1779-1869

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

World Ranger Day 2012

Level: Upper intermediate / B2

Today is World Ranger Day.
Here is an article from WWF about their support for rangers and how you can support them too.
Read the article and then answer these questions:
1) What are rangers also known as?
2) How big is the Eastern Plains Landscape in Cambodia?
3) How many rangers work in the Rimbang Baling Wildlife Reserve in Indonesia
4) What are Nepal's southern plains known as?

Answers below!

1) Forest guards, park wardens or field enforcement officers
2) 15,000 square kilometres
3) Three
4) Terai

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