Nov. 12 at 2pm EDT.
Please note: the time zone for this event is Eastern Time.
We are happy to announce the next in an engaging new series of Ethnobotany webinars from ABC and the Sustainable Herbs Program: From Peru to Pompeii: What everyone needs to know about the Amazon, with a Chaser of the Ethnobotany of Ancient Wine.
In this webinar, ethnobotanist Dr. Mark Plotkin will talk about his groundbreaking work with the Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) working with indigenous colleagues to protect nature and culture in the Amazon. To date, ACT has partnered with over 55 tribes to map and improve management and protection of over 80 million acres of ancestral lands. Activities range from ethnographic mapping to creating Shamans’ Apprentice clinics to establishing an Indigenous park guard force to sustainable harvesting and marketing of non-timber forest products. Dr. Plotkin will also talk about how local knowledge and biological diversity continue to impact the 21st century, from the rainforest to the vineyard.
About the speaker
Mark Plotkin, PhD, a renowned ethnobotanist who has studied traditional Indigenous plant use with elder healers in Central and South America for 30+ years, is also an award-winning activist who has worked with many conservation organizations, including Harvard’s Botanical Museum, the World Wildlife Fund, Conservation International, and the Smithsonian. Co-founder (with his wife Liliana in 1996) and President of the Amazon Conservation Team (ACT), dedicated to protecting the biological and cultural diversity of the Amazon, Plotkin is the author of many papers and articles and several books, including the international bestseller, 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.
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM