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Sept BATFN: the impacts of gold mining in the Amazon

By on Sep 16, 2014 in Events

Join us on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 6:00pm at this academic year’s first Bay Area Tropical Forest Network (BATFN) event, held at the Carnegie Department of Global Ecology (260 Panama Street) on Stanford Campus. Luis Fernandez, Director of the Carnegie Amazon Mercury Ecosystem Project, will discuss the dynamics that have made artisanal gold mining both the primary driver of deforestation in the Western Amazon.

July 2014 BATFN: Saving the Amazon (San Francisco)

By on Jul 9, 2014 in Events

The July 2014 BATFN will take place from 6pm-8:30pm Jul 31 at a.Muse gallery (614 Alabama St, San Francisco, CA 94110). We’re pleased to announce that Dan Nesptad, Senior Scientist & Executive Director at the Earth Innovation Institute, will be presenting.

June 2014 BATFN: Deodorant, Diet, Dollars (@Stanford)

By on Jun 7, 2014 in Events

The June 2014 BATFN will take place from 6pm-8:30pm Jun 19 at the Carnegie Institution complex at Stanford University. We’re pleased to announce that Sharon Smith of the Union of Concerned Scientists will present “Deodorant, Diet, Dollars—Recent Successes in Reducing Deforestation”.

May 2014 BATFN: Palm Oil’s Impact on Indonesian Communities

By on May 1, 2014 in Events

The next BATFN will take place May 1, 2014 at 6pm at the RAN office. We’re pleased to announce that Ratri Kusumohartono from Sawit Watch will be presenting.

April 2014 BATFN: A Global Strategy for Road Building (@Stanford)

By on Apr 7, 2014 in Events

The next BATFN will take place April 27, 2014 at 4pm in Herrin T-175 at Stanford University. This is a co-event held with the Stanford Center for Conservation Biology featuring a talk by William F. Laurance: A Global Strategy for Road Building.

February 2014 BATFN: Conflict and conservation in the Congo (@Berkeley)

By on Feb 27, 2014 in Events

BATFN will take place Thursday, Feb 27, 2013 at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. We’re pleased to announce that Van Butsic will give a brief talk about the impact of conflict on forest loss in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

November 2013 BATFN: Exploring Solutions to Deforestation (@The Rainbow Warrior)

By on Nov 18, 2013 in Events

The final BATFN of 2013 took place Sunday, November 17 from 6-8 pm on board Greenpeace’s ship, The Rainbow Warrior, which was docked at Pier 15 on the Embarcadero near the Exploratorium. The theme for the event was “An Evening Exploring Solutions to Deforestation” and involved a panel of speakers who talked about one solution that has worked in the past to reduce deforestation.