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Citizen science volunteers interview a forest ranger about environmental threats to Xuan Thuy National Park, Vietnam, Undated (Photo courtesy of Do Hai Linh/Pan Nature).

How Apps and Social Media Are Helping to Save Vietnam’s Environment

Friday, April 27, 2018

In this week’s Trend Lines podcast, WPR’s editor-in-chief, Judah Grunstein, managing editor, Frederick Deknatel, and associate editor, Omar H. Rahman, discuss the state of trans-Atlantic ties, against the backdrop of Washington visits by French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. For the Report, James Borton talks with WPR’s senior editor, Robbie Corey-Boulet, about how networks of “citizen scientists” are using technology to help raise awareness about the environmental costs of development in Vietnam.

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