Environmental education is crucial to approach local populations and raise awareness for conservation.
In 2001 one Peace Corps' volunteer, Carolyn LaFontaine, and a British illustrator, Alasdair Bright, created a small trilingual book on a young ibis taht wanted to play with children. It used a soccer as a link to attrack the interest of children towards this species that shares the habitat with them.
|Orrie spying children while they play soccer (Alasdair Bright)|
|Souss-Massa cliffs, after Alasdair Bright watercolors|
This book inspired another cartoon, this time in Syria. Alasdair added some drawings and the story was adapted to the local context.
|Beaky's cover. Click to download pdf from original site.|