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Bike ride marks World Environment Day

Update: June, 01/2015 - 08:55
More than 1,000 people on Saturday participated in a biking activity in HCM City's District 7 to mark the annual World Environment Day (June 5). — Photo courtesy of Amcham Vietnam

HCM CITY (VNS) — More than 1,000 people on Saturday participated in a biking activity in HCM City's District 7 to mark the annual World Environment Day (June 5).

The cyclists rode nearly 10 kilometres around District 7 and visited booths with information about five "flagship animals" in Viet Nam, the Indochinese tiger, Asian elephant, sea turtle, sarus crane and saola. Flagship species are selected to act as an ambassador, icon or symbol for a defined habitat, issue, campaign or environmental cause.

The Green Bike 2015 campaign, themed "Love our Forest – Love our Planet", called on the community to respect the capacity of the planet. It also aimed to promote the efficient use of natural resources and the protection of wildlife.

The event was organised by the American Chamber of Commerce in Viet Nam (AmCham Viet Nam, HCM City Chapter) in partnership with Intel Products Vietnam and the US Consulate General in HCM City. — VNS

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