Nov 2015 BATFN – Linking Conservation, Health, and Human Rights in Tropical Forests (Berkeley)

By on Nov 5, 2015 in Events

Join us on November 12 at 6:30 pm for a Bay Area Tropical Forest Network (BATFN) event on conservation, health, and human rights, held at UC Berkeley’s 103 Mulford Hall. The event will feature an interactive presentation by Shannon Randolph, an environmental anthropologist and conservation specialist with Stanford d.school training in human-centered design. She will share how she trains teams in rapid ethnography in order to understand local reasoning and cultural meaning of environmental resources relevant to conservation and zoonotic disease risk. The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with specialists who are at the interface between conservation, health, and/or human rights in tropical forests. Panelists will include Shannon Randolph, Christopher Herndon, M.D. (President and Co-Founder, Acaté Amazon Conservation), and Adam Zuckerman (Environmental and Human...

Oct 2015 BATFN – Monitoring Forests in Near Real Time (Stanford)

By on Oct 1, 2015 in Events

Join us on Thursday, October 8 from 6-8 pm for a Bay Area Tropical Forest Network (BATFN) event held at the Carnegie Department of Global Ecology at Stanford University. Global Forest Watch, a project led by the World Resources Institute, is a dynamic online platform that empowers people around the world with the information they need to better manage and conserve forest landscapes. GFW unites the latest satellite technology, open data, and crowdsourcing in an online forest monitoring and alert system. The platform allows users to obtain information about the status of forests worldwide, analyze forest trends, and create custom maps of forest landscapes. Please join the World Resource Institute’s Sarah Lake and Karla Renschler as they discuss and demonstrate the GFW platform, as well as the associated Commodities and Fires “apps,” which empower users to analyze the impacts of key...

Sep 2015 BATFN – Perimeter defense (San Francisco)

By on Aug 17, 2015 in Events

Join us this September to discuss the current capacity needs for detecting and preventing illegal logging and the present and future of ‘perimeter defense’ technologies. This meeting will facilitate dialogue between users and technology providers to scale up effective application of new innovations in the field.

Aug 2015 BATFN – Forever Sabah (San Francisco)

By on Aug 10, 2015 in Events

Please join BATFN at the California Academy of Sciences for ‘Forever Sabah–a transition towards a diversified, equitable circular economy for the state of Sabah in Malaysian Borneo,’ a lecture by Cynthia Ong, as part of the Academy’s Explore, Explain and Sustain! seminar lecture series.

May 2015 BATFN – Beyond the Hashtag (Palo Alto)

By on Apr 29, 2015 in Events

We’re pleased to announce that the May 2015 BATFN will take place from 6pm-8pm at the Patagonia Store in Palo Alto. Dave Grenell, co-founder of Rainforest Connection, and Rhett Butler, founder
of Mongabay.org, will speak about emerging technology and forest activism.

Apr 2015 BATFN – The Last Place on Earth: Exposing the Threats to the Leuser Ecosystem (San Francisco)

By on Mar 26, 2015 in Events

Join Rainforest Action Network’s Gemma Tillack and Chelsea Matthews and special guest Tezar Pahlevie, Indonesian field ranger for the Leuser Ecosystem, as they discuss the threats to this incredible ecosystem and the solutions needed to ensure its survival.

Special forest event in San Francisco

By on Dec 11, 2014 in Events

On December 18th, Earth Innovation Institute is hosting a happy hour and discussion on forests and climate change, and California’s critical role in addressing these issues.

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...