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Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

Want to invite at home some Amazonian Indians? Go trekking in Alpine forests? Relive Chernobyl's horrors, or orbit the earth aboard a satellite?

The World Wide Fund for Nature and Wildlife (WWF) new software which makes all this possible is called satcom and is packed with information, photos, maps, graphs, annotated diagrams and animated sequences.

There are 2 modules currently available; 1 focuses on environmental catastrophes, and the 2nd is on forests. satcom is part of the wwf's environmental educational programme and has won the Education, Technology and Computing Secondary Silver Award 1994.

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