Friday, February 12, 2021
Doors Open: 9:00 AM
Program Starts: 9:00 AM
End Time: 11:00 AM
Updates on projects to preserve and protect the world's equatorial rainforests, including a report from a climate activist in the Congo.
About this Event
Equatorial rainforests are sacred places.
Novasutras is collaborating with people and organizations around the world to save Earth's Three Green Hearts: Amazonia, Congo, and Sundaland (Southeast Asia). Rates of deforestation have brought the world to critical tipping points, where intensifying climate change threatens to cause an even greater global extinction crisis.
We are promoting efforts and organizations focused on climate, biodiversity, and the rights of indigenous peoples. We will provide updates on projects to preserve and protect the world's equatorial rainforests, including a report from Remy Zahiga, a climate activist in the Congo. Dr. Michelle Merrill will share some of her experiences studying orangutans and witnessing forest destruction in Sundaland (on the island of Sumatra).
The devastating effects of climate change and deforestation in the heart of Africa are under-reported. Brave young activists are struggling to be heard in their calls to protect the Congo rainforest.
Novasutras is a founding partner in the #Amazon4Amazon effort, to get one of the world's wealthiest corporations and its founder to direct funds toward preserving the Amazon rainforest and upholding indigenous land rights.
The forests of island and peninsular Southeast Asia are home to an incredible array of wildlife. But moneyed interests are pressing forward with forest clearing, driving beloved species to the brink of extinction for the sake of profits.
Free Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/equatorial-rainforests-earths-three-green-hearts-tickets-139030811901
More info at https://novasutras.org/events/#E3GH