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Ecological Restoration Workshop
Mon 24 October 2016, 18:00 – 20:00 BST
Presentations and conversations on cutting-edge projects restoring ecosystems in ecological/intercultural frontiers.
Every Monday of October, from 6pm to 8pm
Cost: donations for the Treeangle Foundation
3rd Oct: The Commonland Project: 4 returns, 3 zones, 20 years. With Astrid Vargas (info:www.commonland.com)
10th Oct: The Milking the Clouds Project and Treeangle Foundation’s aim. With Pablo Friedlander (info: www.treeangle.org)
● The Academia Biospherica Alliance & Educational Programs
● Synergetic creation of Reserves & Las Casas de la Selva Project in Puerto Rico
● Life support systems & The Biosphere 2 Experiment in Arizona
● The Foundation of Biospheric Activities in Argentina
● The Matutu Reserve in Brazil
● The Institute of Holistic Research of Montserrat in Catalonia
● The Institute of Ecotechnics and its synergetic projects in ecological frontiers
. The Research Vessel Heraclitus interconnecting bionic projects
Commonland believes that landscape restoration offers large untapped opportunities for sustainable economic development. To demonstrate this potential, the company develops landscape restoration projects that are based on business cases.
Multidisciplinary teams actively involve investors, companies and entrepreneurs in long-term restoration partnerships with farmers and land-users. Long-term commitment is important as it takes approximately 20 years – or one generation – to restore a landscape. Their holistic restoration approach combines and connects natural and economic landscape zones and delivers 4 returns
Commonland’s goal is to realize large-scale landscape restoration with local farmers, land-users and experts, based on sustainable business cases. Our mission is to contribute to a large-scale landscape restoration industry, aligned with international policies and guidelines.
Astrid: Participatory planning, biodiversity, endangered species, ecosystem restoration.
Astrid Vargas is a senior-level conservation biologist with a proven track record in setting up, developing, leading and monitoring environmental conservation programs; conducting scientific research; developing and running educational and training programs; fundraising; plus developing and reviewing conservation policy.
Astrid’s career has spanned many countries and species, with demonstrated skills to manage across disciplines and within highly charged political atmospheres across different cultures. She has served as a central figure in the recovery of two of the world´s most endangered mammals: the Iberian lynx in Spain and the black-footed ferret in North America.
Astrid´s work has earned her international recognition, including awards such as the Environmental Career Achievement Award granted by the Andalusian government. She was selected by El País as one of the top 100 people of the year across Spain and Latin America.
Pablo Friedländer Expert on the convergence of Ancient Wisdom and New Ecological Paradigms of Science. Chairman of Treeangle Foundation and Director of the Academia Biospherica Program. Co-Director of the Beckley Foundation’s Ethnobotanicals Research Programme. Doctor en Philosophy. Master in Science by the University of Barcelona. Fellow of the Institute of Ecotechnics (UK/USA) and of the Institute of Ethnopsychology (Spain). Graduate in Classics and Humanities (Argentina-Italy). President of the Foundation of Biospheric Activities (Argentina) and Director of the Project of Ecological Restoration and Environmental Education Milking the Clouds (Argentina, Brazil and Spain). Trained in Amazonian and Andean Shamanism. Writer, Researcher, Explorer and Poet.