Inauguration of Exhibit Dominican Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Environment at Gran Teatro del Cibao in Santiago

November 2, 2012

On Thursday, November 8, Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE) will inaugurate their exhibit “Dominican Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Environment” at Gran Teatro del Cibao in Santiago.

The exhibit displays graphics and scientific information from the Dominican Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Environment, a reference book published by GFDD and FUNGLODE. The encyclopedic dictionary offers basic knowledge to young readers on the environment and conservation methods, planting the seeds of life-long learning and environmental responsibility.

The encyclopedic dictionary
masterfully unites information on the environment and natural resources of the Dominican Republic. The volume incorporates information from a wide range of disciplines, including chemistry, physics, geology, biology, atmospheric engineering, earth and soil sciences, geography, demography, economics and law.

The Dominican Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Environment is divided into three main sections – scientific articles; definitions of
terms and concepts; and a resource guide containing a map of national protected areas, a directory of environmental organizations and government agencies and a list of endemic flora and fauna. Featuring an incredible 712 defined environmental terms, 58 table sets, 123 graphics, 19 scientific articles and over 900 photographs, the volume is sure to serve as an important reference for generations of students, environmentalists and concerned citizens.

The exhibit, which will
be open to the public until December 3, will display 113 panels featuring images and information related to the ecology and environment of the Dominican Republic.

GFDD and FUNGLODE look forward to bringing this important educational initiative to the residents of Santiago.

Through the organization of conferences, workshops and film screenings and the creation of online and print publications, GFDD and FUNGLODE work to promote environmental protection,
conservation and sustainability. The Foundations’ environmental initiatives heighten awareness of pressing issues and promote respect for biodiversity, natural resources and ecosystem services. These projects aspire to encourage citizens of the Dominican Republic and citizens of the world to adopt practices that will positively contribute to the sustainability and health of the natural environment.

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