Saturday, 27. April 2019, The Eliot Center at the First Unitarian Church of Portland, Nature and Culture Presents: Women for the Wild

from 27. April 2019 - 16:30 till 18:00

The Eliot Center at the First Unitarian Church of Portland

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Women for the Wild
Join fellow changemakers and Nature and Culture conservationists to celebrate women protecting our planet. From monitoring jaguars to empowering local women, two women for the wild will share the adventures and challenges behind protecting threatened ecosystems in Mexico and Peru, and the ways Nature and Culture empowers female community members.
Nature and Culture President Matt Clark, who lives in Portland, will begin with a presentation about the organization.
 
When: Saturday, April 27, 2019 | 4:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Dessert, coffee and tea will be served
Where: The Eliot Center at the First Unitarian Church of Portland, 1226 SW Salmon Street, Portland
Please RSVP by April 19, 2019.
 

About Nature and Culture International
Founded in 1997, Nature and Culture International conserves biological and cultural diversity in some of the world's most diverse ecosystems. Over the last 20 years, Nature and Culture has helped local governments and communities conserve more than 16 million acres throughout Latin America and designate an additional 6.4 million acres as UN Biosphere Reserves. Learn more at natureandculture.org.
 
Meet Nature and Culture's Women for the Wild


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Lydia Lozano
Program Director, Nature and Culture - Mexico
Lydia is involved in the day-to-day operations of Nature and Culture's Monte Mojino Reserve, working closely with the field staff and with our colleagues at Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas (CONANP). She has considerable experience working with various Mexican federal agencies as well as the broader Mexican conservation community. She has a degree in Biology with a specialty in Zoology from the Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa. She and her husband, also a biologist, have two daughters, Violeta and Celeste.

Katty Carrillo
Program Coordinator, Nature and Culture - Peru
Katty is a Peruvian conservation biologist and senior staff member at Nature and Culture - Peru. For over 10 years, Katty has devoted her life to the protection of the fragile Andean ecosystems in the regions of Piura and Cajamarca of northern Peru. By working hand-in-hand with local farmers, Katty’s efforts led to the creation of eight community and municipal protected areas that form the Andean Corridor of northern Peru. This 240-thousand-acre ecological corridor safeguards vital water sources and habitats for the Andean spectacled bear and the critically endangered Andean tapir. A mother of a two year-old, Katty empowers, inspires and leads the way for other local woman to stand up for conservation.
  
If you have any quesitons, please contact us at 858-259-0374 or dogood@natureandculture.org.
We can't wait to see you there!

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