The Peruvian Rainforest with Mark Hopkins
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Today's Amazon rainforest, one of the most pristine, wildlife-rich places left on earth, is facing enormous environmental challenges. Join Mark Hopkins to learn about the importance of rainforests to the planet's health and the impacts of deforestation and other human-induced threats. As an Earthwatch volunteer, Mark assisted biologists working in Peru to assess the health of the forest and rivers, and to teach the indigenous people how to sustain an equilibrium to keep the forest healthy for generations to come. His photos document the work being done with the region’s monkeys, jaguars and other terrestrial mammals, caiman, macaws, manatees and fish, as well as its unique pink fresh-water dolphins. His presentation includes both the damage that environmental exploitation has caused, and the significant accomplishments between scientists and local people to sustain the health of the Peruvian rainforest and its many rare species. Register to obtain the Zoom link. Sponsored by a generous grant from the John and Mary Murphy Educational Foundation.