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WWF-India launches quiz book on India’s biodiversity

Jun 06, 2014

The book is a compilation of India’s wild flora and fauna endangered by the threat of global warming.

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New Delhi, June 5, 2014: WWF-India and Penguin Books India launched the Wild Wisdom Quiz book to mark World Environment Day. A compilation of 500 quiz questions from the Wild Wisdom Quiz over the years, the book is a treasure of amazing facts and figures about India’s wild and wonderful flora and fauna. The Wild Wisdom Quiz, launched by WWF-India in 2008 has emerged as Asia’s largest wildlife related quiz and the only national level wildlife quiz in India.

The event, held at the WWF-India auditorium, also marked the opening of registrations for Wild Wisdom Quiz 2014. Partnered by MoEF and CBSE, this year’s edition aims to reach out to more than 10 lakh students from classes III-VIII across 15000 schools in the country. Focussing on “Forest Biodiversity” as this year’s theme, the quiz will highlight the value of our forests and garner support to curb deforestation and bio-diversity loss. There will also be an online version of the quiz, open to high school students. Kerala will also host the first-ever regional version of the Wild Wisdom Quiz 2014, covering schools across 14 districts in the state.

The event also had a book-reading from “Talking Tree’ by award-winning film maker Sagari Chhabra. Children at the event also took part in an impromptu quiz to savour the flavor of the book.

Speaking at the event, Ms. Mita Nangia Goswami, Director, Environment Education, WWF-India said “We want to inspire children and create that sense of awe and wonder for the natural world, of which humans are a part – these children are our future wildlife conservationists”. Sohini  Mitra, Senior Commissioning Editor, Puffin Books, said “We are thrilled to be associated with WWF-India on this exciting quiz book, a one-of-its-kind book that will be loved by animal lovers and quiz aficionados.”

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