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Aug 2016 event – Reducing the negative impacts of tropical logging (San Francisco)

By on Jul 7, 2016 in Events

The timber sector in tropical developing countries has generally been more bane than benefit for local people. Can that dynamic be changed? What conditions allow small timber enterprises in the tropics to flourish? What new tools are helping keep illegal timber out of key markets? Join us on 28 July for a discussion of these issues; come ready to share your experiences.

July 2016 event – Covering What’s Working in Conservation (San Francisco)

By on Jul 2, 2016 in Events

Join the Solutions Journalism Network, the Bay Area Tropical Forest Network (BATFN), and OpenIDEO for a discussion on how to find and cover stories about effective responses to the challenges that face our forests, oceans, and wildlife. We welcome anyone working on environmental issues or any storytellers or communicators with a demonstrated interest in conservation to join us for talks from Rhett Butler, the founder of Mongabay.com; Jenny Park of the Goldman Environmental Prize; Byron Swift, president of Nature and Culture International; Jason Mark, editor of Sierra Club’s magazine; Rikha Sharma Rani, intelligence director at the Solutions Journalism Network; and Willie Shubert, Program Officer with Internews’ Earth Journalism Network. WHERE: This event will be held at IDEO – 501 The Embarcadero, Pier 28 Annex , San Francisco, CA 94105 WHEN: Tuesday, July 12 at 6 PM...