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Rare Magnolias of Haiti: An Environmental Adventure with Eladio Fernández
05/28/2020 @ 3:00 PM
Join us for an environmental adventure with Eladio Fernández, 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.
Eladio is a Dominican naturalist, author, filmmaker, and researcher. An Associate Fellow in the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP), he has one of the most extensive image banks on landscapes, flora and fauna of the Greater Antilles. His photographs have been published in the “Wildlife As Canon Sees It” ad campaign for National Geographic, and in Condor, Nature Conservancy and Living Bird, among others. His photography is represented by Nature Picture Library.
As a conservationist, Eladio is currently working with both Societé Audubon d’Haiti and Haiti National Trust in an effort to save Haiti’s last fragments of primary forest. After 7 years of work, Haiti has its first private natural reserve, Grand Bois, a 2 square-kilometer forest fragment on a mountain top that holds on of the greatest levels of endemic plants and amphibians in that country.