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Friday, October 21 • 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Making Peace with Earth by Protecting Biodiversity - With Synchronicity Earth
Unless we change course, we will soon accelerate the 6th Mass Extinction, the first caused by humans. What needs to happen so that we can we ensure that we pass on a planet worth inhabiting to future generations? Hosted by Jessica Sweidan, co-founder, Synchronicity Earth. With: Mark Plotkin, Ph.D., ethnobotanist, author, co-founder/President Amazon Conservation Team; Kate Horner, Executive Director, International Rivers; Chris LaFranchi, founder/CEO, One Reef; Robin Moore, Ph.D., Communications Director, Global Wildlife Conservation.

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Kate Horner

Kate Horner, Executive Director of International Rivers, leads the organization's work to protect rivers and the communities that depend on them. She has more than a decade of experience and exceptional track record in securing transformational change in protecting the environment and upholding communities' rights. She also led campaigns to end illegal logging at the Environmental Investigation Agency and achieve climate justice at Friends of the... Read More →
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Chris LaFranchi

Chris LaFranchi, trained as an economist and biologist, worked for years for large organizations including USAID and the World Bank but left it all in 2012 to found and lead OneReef Worldwide Stewardship, a Santa Cruz, CA-based organization that seeks to serve local communities around the world in the protection of their vital marine ecosystems.
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Robin Moore

Robin Moore, Ph.D., Communications Director with Global Wildlife Conservation, is an author and conservationist. A former leader of the amphibian program at Conservation International, Robin spearheaded one of the organization’s most successful biodiversity campaigns—a global hunt for lost species that inspired his acclaimed book, In Search of Lost Frogs.
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Mark Plotkin

Amazon Conservation Team
Mark Plotkin, Ph.D., co-founder/President of the Amazon Conservation Team, author of such bestselling books as: Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice; Medicine Quest: In Search of Nature's Healing Secrets; and The Killers Within: The Deadly Rise of Drug-Resistant Bacteria, is a renowned ethnobotanist who has studied indigenous plant use with traditional healers in Latin America for 30+ years and has long worked on conservation and biodiversity... Read More →
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Jessica Sweidan

Jessica Sweidan co-founded Synchronicity Earth, a UK-based registered charity, with her husband Adam in 2009 to help address the global biodiversity crisis. Recently appointed an International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Patron of Nature, whose role is to raise the visibility of global conservation needs worldwide, she was also made an Honorary Conservation Fellow for the prestigious Zoological Society of London in 2015.

Friday October 21, 2016 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium (VMA)