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Works Progress Hosts a Biodiversity Expedition!

May 9th, 2014 · No Comments

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Date(s) - 05/09/2014
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Works Progress Coworking

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Works Progress Hosts a Biodiversity Expedition! Join us as we get the inside scoop about Pacific Biodiversity’s work in South America and what they hope to achieve. We’ll have some wine and snacks, visitors will be welcome to make donations to PBI’s conservation fund at the door.

There will be a large screen photo presentation of the Pacific Biodiversity Institute’s recent South America Biodiversity Expedition. Peter Morrison, a conservation biologist and avid explorer of biodiversity and wildlands, has been exploring South America for 30 years and leading expeditions to biodiversity hotspots for the last five years in an effort to map, describe and protect the world’s largest remaining wild and roadless areas. There will be lots of colorful photos and some short videos that portray the vastness and beauty of the wildlands and their immense biodiversity. You will be able to see a small part of the photos and videos that Peter and his team are developing on the plants, animals, ecosystems, environments, human uses and threats to these wildlands. By characterizing these areas in terms of their irreplaceability, PBI hopes that this data will be key to their protection. In addition, a few identification photos of the PBI Harbor Porpoise Project, located here in the Puget Sound, will also be presented.