- It appears to be a law that you cannot have a deep sympathy with both man and nature. ~ Henry David Thoreau, Walden, 1854
- You must teach your children that the ground beneath their feet is the ashes of your grandfathers. So that they will respect the land, tell your children that the earth is rich with the lives of our kin. Teach your children what we have taught our children, that the earth is our mother. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. If men spit upon the ground, they spit upon themselves. ~ Native American Wisdom.
- Those who wish to pet and baby wild animals “love” them. But those who respect their natures and wish to let them live normal lives, love them more. ~ Edwin Way Teale, Circle of the Seasons, 1953
Conservation education is central to The Little Fireface Project. On this page, we will present links to teachers’ packs we have made, those we love, and those we hope to adapt for our future programmes. First up, our project bookmarks! You can download and print our bookmarks with four conservation themes, and use the QR code to link back to our website: by using these, you carry the loris message with you!
- Luong the pygmy loris! colouring, games, mask downloads and more!
- Tereh and Bunga’s education pack by LFP!
- Our favourite sock puppet loris rapper – Jungle Poet
- Slow loris papercraft
- South Asian Primate Network’s wonderful education pack
- Little Fireface Project villager socialisation leaflet
- socialisation material for tourists travelling to Thailand about slow loris photo props
In 2011 MSc student Julie Tough piloted our Conservation Classrooms programme with UK classrooms, and in 2012 via team members in Cambodia, India, Singapore and Java we hope to ‘connect classrooms’ using the teacher’s pack that she created. Students will exchange conservation perceptions across cultures not only on the illegal pet trade, but broader global conservation ideas.
Junior Reporters’ Club
Two ‘junior reporters’ will be chosen at our study site near Garut, Java to film all important conservation events over the next 18 months of our project. They will be taught basic film editing skills, and these short films will be uploaded in Bahasa Indonesian with English subtitles to enhance loris conservation in Indonesia, but also for European viewers to enjoy and observe the progress of the project.
Cikananga Wildlife Centre – first environmental education program