Protecting the last largest intact rainforest on Earth

Tuesday 6th of July, 2021
09hs PDT/17hs BST/18hs CEST

The culture, language and livelihoods of nine Coastal First Nations throughout British Columbia’s Central and North Coast and Haida Gwaii are deeply interconnected with the rainforest and ocean.

How is this unique alliance restoring and protecting ecosystems in their Traditional Territories, known as the Great Bear Rainforest – one of the largest remaining temperate rainforest systems left on Earth – while striving to improve the quality of life for coastal communities?

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Christine Smith-Martin

Executive Director, Coastal First Nations - Great Bear Initiative

Moderated by Dr. Josep-Maria Mallarach

Creating the world's first youth-funded nature reserve

Tuesday, 13th July, 2021
18:00 CEST / 17:00 BST / 09:00 PDT

Young people are acting for the planet in myriad ways – but they need a seat at the table where decisions are made that impact their futures, and the futures of all species.

Reserva: The Youth Land Trust puts them at the heart of creating entirely youth-funded nature reserves. How are the passion, skills and energy of young people driving conservation of vital habitats?

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Lucy Houliston

ReservaYLT Youth Council member & National Geographic Young Explorer

Javier Robayo

Member of Ecuador's EcoMinga Foundation

Moderated by Olivia Minguella

Rewilding to heal and restore ecosystems

Tuesday 20 July 2021
09hs PDT/17hs BST/18hs CEST

How can we prevent the ongoing extinction of species and restore the health of both natural ecosystems and rural communities?

Fundación Rewilding Argentina is reintroducing 10 species across 2.5m acres of land protected in partnership with Tompkins Conservation: hear about their extraordinary achievements in restoration and rewilding in Argentina, and the model they can offer to the rest of the world.

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Sebastián Di Martino

Director of Conservation, Rewilding Argentina

Moderated by Deli Saavedra

Flying with swans to save them from extinction

Tuesday 27 July 2021
09hs PDT/17hs BST/18hs CEST

Migratory species are some of the most threatened on Earth: how can seeing the world through their eyes help not only to protect them, but understand our planet’s challenges better.

Sacha made an extraordinary journey, flying 7,000km solo in a paramotor to save the Bewick's swan: hear about her adventure, her ongoing conservation work and expeditions, and what we can all learn from migratory species.

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Sacha Dench

UN Ambassador Migratory Species and CEO, Conservation Without Borders