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November 12, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
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In this webinar, ethnobotanist Dr. Mark Plotkin will talk about his groundbreaking work with the Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) working with indigenous colleagues to protect nature and culture in the Amazon. To date, ACT has partnered with over 55 tribes to map and improve management and protection of over 80 million acres of ancestral lands. Activities range from ethnographic mapping to creating Shamans’ Apprentice clinics to establishing an Indigenous park guard force to sustainable harvesting and marketing of non-timber forest products. Dr. Plotkin will also talk about how local knowledge and biological diversity continue to impact the 21st century, from the rainforest to the vineyard.