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Thursday, August 18 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Fungal diversity in Chile: Gondwanan Paradise on Earth

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Fungi are not an exception when it comes to conservation action for biodiversity. Moreover, at The Fungi Foundation we believe they are critical for the outcome of conservation at large. Putting fungal public policy in place is a task never undertaken until an NGO from Chile committed to getting political justice for Kingdom Fungi. Our work also takes on the task of working on the symbolical level of public perception of the fungi kingdom. To secure the future of fungi we need sound science, legislative action and creative transformation of our perception/understanding of our dependence on fungi for life. The latter is being developed through a pioneer project to integrate art, science and citizens at large in conjunction with Fundación Armar. The results are promising! 

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Giuliana Furci

Executive Director / Founder of Fundacion Fungi, Giuliana Maria Furci George-Nascimento has been devoted to mycology since 1999. Her inescapable drive to study Chile's fungi has led her to travel the country looking for fungal fruit bodies in different environments and ecosystems. In 2007 she published "Fungi Austral - Field Guide to the Outstanding Fungi of Chile", and later, in 2013, [“Fungi of Chile, the Field Guide”] which is... Read More →


Thursday August 18, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

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