Mon, 03/30/2015 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Stopping the spread of tropical deforestation and promoting reforestation as well
Since the dawn of civilization, humans have destroyed or badly damaged perhaps three-quarters of the world’s forests. While forests have been re-established in many regions across the Northern Hemisphere they are under increasing assault in the tropics. On this episode of Locus Focus we speak with Rolf Skar, Forests Campaign Director of Greenpeace
, about efforts to stop the spread of tropical deforestation and initiatives to promote reforestation as well.
Since 2007, Rolf Skar has contributed to international Greenpeace campaigns to stop deforestation in the Canadian boreal forest, the Paradise forests of Southeast Asia, and the Brazilian Amazon. Prior to joining Greenpeace, Rolf was campaign director for the Siskiyou Project in Portland, Oregon, where he directed outreach, media, and political work to permanently protect the 1.2-million acre Siskiyou Wild Rivers region. He has also specialized in policies and strategies to reduce greenhouse gas pollution.