|Conservation Education: a Planning Guide (Peace Corps, 1995)|
We owe many people our thanks for the contributions they have made to this manual. We were fortunate to receive valuable technical advice from a wide range of specialists who took the time to review the sections related to their particular areas of expertise. Their insights and comments were most helpful. Technical advisors to this manual were: Dr. Curtis Freese, Director for Latin American Programs, World Wildlife Fund/U.S.; Dr. Jorge Manring, Toxicologist, National Wildlife Federation; Mr. John Palmer, Program Coordinator for Latin America, Forestry Support Program, USAID/USDA; Mr. Timothy Resch, Program Coordinator for Africa, Forestry Support Program, USAID/USDA; Mr. Mervin Stevens, Training Coordinator, Forestry Support Program, USAID/USDA; Dr. Gary Wetterberg, Program Manager, Forestry Support Program and formerly with U.S. National Park Service Office of International Affairs. The views expressed in this manual, however, are those of the authors, and any errors are the authors' responsibility.
We also acknowledge the useful suggestions, critiques, materials and support we received from many colleagues and friends: Lou Ann Dietz; Random DuBois; Filipinas Faina; Jacob Fillion; Marge Freese; Patrick Gregerson; Thomas Leverman; Edward McCrea; Richard Rowell, Helen Vukasin and Bill Weber. We are also most appreciative of Donna Frelick's editorial comments and extreme patience.
Special thanks should be given to the many Paraguayans, particularly Hilario Moreno Ortiz, with whom we worked in the National Forest Service and Ministry of Education. Through their interest in conservation education and their willingness to try out new ideas, we were able to learn a great deal. We have also benefited from working with Marco Encalada Reyes with Fundacion Natura in Ecuador, who is directing one of the most effective environmental education programs we have seen.
And finally, we thank our friends and families who have endured "the book" far too long.