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February 2019: Environmental NGOs in the Crosshairs in Brazil (Berkeley)

By on Jan 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

Join us on Feb 6 from 6:30-9 pm for a Bay Area Tropical Forest Network (BATFN) event held at the Goldman School of Public Policy at U.C. Berkeley. The topic is “Threats and risks for socioenvironmental agendas, indigenous peoples, and the conservation of the Brazilian Amazon under the Bolsonaro government.” Doors open at 6:30 with drinks, snacks, and networking, while the talk will begin around 7:15 pm, followed by discussion. Environmental and indigenous issues NGOs in Brazil have always been on the front lines of the struggle for the recognition of indigenous territorial rights and the protection of indigenous and other traditional people’s livelihoods, working in close partnership with the country’s indigenous movements. Many have also been instrumental in forest and biodiversity conservation efforts. Their history of struggle and success in achieving indigenous rights...

Nov 2014 BATFN: Conserving Ethiopia’s Forests (California Academy of Sciences)

By on Oct 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

Conserving the Forests of Ethiopia – One Church at a Time? NOTE: THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!   We’re pleased to announce that the November 2014 BATFN will take place from 5pm-7pm at the California Academy of Sciences, and will feature a talk given by Dr. Margaret (Meg) Lowman, Chief of Science and Sustainability at the California Academy of Sciences. The focus for this event is Ethiopia, which is part of one of the more unusual forest regions of the planet. Come learn about how conservationists are working in this part of Africa, including auctioning the naming rights of species to fund conservation efforts. Come early to participate in a unique opportunity to join our speaker, “Canopy Meg” Lowman, for a short expedition into the treetops just outside the Cal Academy. Meg and her team of onsite canopy access experts will offer a short climb activity from 4-5 PM. You...