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From the California Academy of Sciences, a blog post describing their work on the equatorial island nation of Sao Tome & Principe.  My sister-in-law is heavily involved in this project, so I’ve been fortunate to learn about it first-hand.

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Sao Tome & Principe

 

STP Map Island Biodiversity in Sao Tome & Principe

Sao Tome & Principe is one of the most biodiverse nations in the world.  One of the major goals of this program is to educate the local population about their unique environment and the islands’ large number of endemic species through school lectures and visual aids (such as posters and coloring books).

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Coloring Book for Local Children, Cover Art by Sean Vidal-Edgerton

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It is theorized that Sao Tome & Principe may have the largest number of endemic species in the world.

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Tax-deductable donations in support of this work can be made to “CAS-Gulf of Guinea Fund.”  Go here to learn about other ways you can get involved with the California Academy of Sciences.

 

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