Saving Forests and Our Future, a talk by Sir Ghillean Prance
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Reforestation is hailed as crucial for tackling climate change. Yet deforestation continues at an alarming rate fuelled by global markets with more than 3.6 million hectares of primary rainforest, an area the size of Belgium, cut down in 2018. Professor Sir Ghillean Prance will give an insight into the magic of the Amazon rainforest from his years in the jungle, share why forests are so important and highlight how we can all play a positive role in securing their future.
Professor Sir Ghillean Prance, FRS, FLS, FRSB
Ghillean Prance was formerly Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew and Scientific Director of the Eden Project. His distinguished career as a botanist and sustainability champion included extensive fieldwork in the Amazon rainforest learning from Amazonian tribes. Author of many books and academic papers, he has served as President of the Linnean Society and the Institute of Biology. He was also, until recently, Chairman of A Rocha, an international charity helping churches and communities to become greener.
Bar from 5.45pm. Talk at 6.30pm
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Organised by Positive Nature, in aid of Rainforest Concern. Positive Nature is a new not-for-profit organisation based in Teffont, that celebrates the wonder of the natural world, highlights its importance and promotes sustainable living and well-being.