The state of the world’s forests and main deforestation drivers

January 28, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Tea Bar
9-13 London Street
Basingstoke RG21 7NT
Basingstoke Cafe Scientifique

Loraiza Davies presents The state of the world’s forests and main deforestation drivers to the Basingstoke Cafe Scientifique

The speaker for the January 2019 meeting of Basingstoke Cafe Scientifique at The Tea Bar will be Loraiza Davies, Director of Green Planet Ventures.  Loraiza will discuss the state of the world’s forests and the main drivers of deforestation. The talk will consider the following aspects:

1) An overview of the world forests
2) Why are tropical forests important
3) Deforestation drivers
4) How can the travel industry help or how we think it should help and maybe explain a bit of what we do.

This issue is intertwined with the sustainable development goals set by the United Nations and Climate Change policies, which can be the subject for a further talk if people find it interesting,

After 20 years of working in environment and sustainability, having worked for NGOs, government organizations and corporates, Loraiza decided to “go back to school” and do a Master’s in Environment and Development at King’s College London. Her readings into political ecology inspired her to take a new direction and create a Nature-Tourism travel company to help protect tropical forests and its people (her lifelong passion) as well as help inspire the new generation of leaders. Her company Green Planet Ventures organises holidays for those that like the outdoors and explore nature; as a means to support nature conservation in those places.

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