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May 28 – Rare Magnolias of Haiti: An Environmental Adventure with Eladio Fernandez
May 28, 2020 | 3:00 pm till 4:00 pm
Join us for an environmental adventure with Eladio Fernandez, nature photographer and conservationist, in his quest to save the rare Magnolias of Haiti, now listed as a “Critically Endangered” species. This webinar, moderated by Yale International Alliance Board member, Maria Lopez Bresnahan, will delve into Eladio’s work to document the Magnolia’s habitat and threats, and his collaborations with key partners to establish in-situ nurseries to prevent their extinction.
To learn more about Eladio’s work, we invite you to watch the following documentaries before the webinar:
1. “Extinction in Progress” This documentary explores the biodiversity under threat of extinction in Haiti’s remaining forests.
Free on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Lo5Ls89pJ_4
2. “Death by a Thousand Cuts” This award winning film, including the 2017 Grand Jury Prize at the Environmental Film Festival at Yale, investigates the issues of deforestation threatening fragile ecosystems and the illegal wood charcoal trade on the tense border between the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Available on Amazon PrimeVideo for $4.99: