Mark Plotkin – The Healing Forest Inferno: Conservation of the Amazon in the Face of Fires and Covid-19
Despite decades of conservation initiatives and millions of dollars spent, the Amazon forest is, tragically, being destroyed faster than before. Not only are some of the governments in the region actively promoting deforestation, but the twin factors of climate change and Covid-19 are combining to destroy Indigenous cultures at an ever-quickening pace. Renowned ethnobotanist Mark Plotkin is President of the Amazon Conservation Team, an organization that has partnered with over 55 South American tribes to help map and defend their lands and improve management of over 80 million acres of ancestral rainforest. He will share the latest news on the status of the fires and the battle against Covid-19 in Amazonia, as well as present new strategies and approaches to halting the processes threatening these crucially important ecosystems and the well-being and cultural survival of their inhabitants.
December 13th | 11:48 am to 12:03 pm
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