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Vol 5 No 4
the UNEP magazinefor youth. To view currentand past issues of thispublication online,please visit www.unep.org
United Nations EnvironmentProgramme (UNEP)
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Director of Publication
Karen Eng, Julie Kavanagh
Head, UNEP’s Children and Youth Unit
Edward Cooper, Ecuador
Handy Acosta Cuellar, Cuba;Yaiguili Alvarado, Panama; Keisha Castle-Hughes, New Zealand; Mahmoud Anass El-Mouden, Morocco; Chloe Ettori, France; MatthewGiordmaina, Malta; Claire Hastings, Canada; Juan Hoffmaister, United States of America;Anna Kitteringham, United Kingdom; DanielLópez Zamora, Ecuador; Molly Lowson, Canada;Gabriela Monteiro, Brazil; Tanya Mowbray,United Kingdom; Lauren Prince, United Statesof America; Matthias Schmidt, Germany; Birkir Vi
Julia Horsch; Peter Kramer;Lelei Lelaulu; Virginie Millien; Ursula Rakova;Rosey Simonds and David Woollcombe, PeaceChild InternationalPrinted in the United Kingdom
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Editorial 3Childhood paradise 4Paradise lost 4World’s end 6Rats! 6Size matters 7Front-line ﬁghters 8Questions and answers 8There’s only one Cuba 9No waste of time 10Sun block 11No island is an island 12Wild heart 14Brought up by the land 15Holding on 16Calling names 17Weather beaten 18Touring lightly 19Islands and the sun 20Small is vulnerable 20Seven island wonders 22
UNEP and Bayer, the German-basedinternational enterprise involvedin health care, crop science andmaterials science, are working together to strengthen young people’senvironmental awareness and engagechildren and youth in environmentalissues worldwide.
The partnership agreement, renewedto run through 2010, lays down abasis for UNEP and Bayer to enlargetheir longstanding collaboration tobring successful initiatives to countriesaround the world and develop newyouth programmes. Projects include:TUNZA Magazine, the InternationalChildren’s Painting Competition onthe Environment, the Bayer YoungEnvironmental Envoy in Partnershipwith UNEP, the UNEP TunzaInternational Youth/Children’sConference, youth environmentalnetworks in Africa, Asia Paciﬁc,Europe, Latin America, North Americaand West Asia, the Asia-Paciﬁc Eco-Minds forum, and a photo competition,‘Ecology in Focus’, in Eastern Europe.