WWF-Malaysia publishes free book for students, educators, media practitioners
KOTA KINABALU: WWFMalaysia recently published “Environmental Jargons and Abbreviations”, a glossary of environmental terms and abbreviations for use in Sabah. This book provides clear and concise definitions of conservation terms, besides introducing the readers to the players in the conservation scene.
It also defines protected areas and forest reserve classes.
According to Dato’ Dr Dionysius Sharma, Executive Director/ CEO of WWF-Malaysia, the book is a direct outcome of their 2015 Environmental Writing Workshop held in Kinabatangan for journalists and bloggers.
“A participant at the workshop suggested that we create a list of environmental terms as even a seasoned journalist like herself sometimes had difficulties understanding environmental articles.”
As a former wildlife biologist, Dr Sharma observed that scientists usually publish their research in scientific journals, using technical terms that are not layman-friendly.
Additionally, most environmental articles in the media written by conservationists also follow the same style.
He continued, “People will only want to conserve something they understand, and they can only understand what they know. We hope that this book makes it easier for everyone to digest conservation issues and will empower them to protect the environment.”
The book is free for students, educators and media practitioners, while others can get it for a token donation of RM10. It can be collected at WWF-Malaysia’s office at Centre Point Complex by contacting Brian Richard at firstname.lastname@example.org
“We all have a role to play in protecting our environment,” said Dr Sharma, before concluding, “Together, everything is possible.”
The Environmental Jargons & Abbreviations book published by WWF-Malaysia.