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Introducing the El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve: a Benefit Event hosted by Jee...
Sat, April 29, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM PDT
Jeepney Projects Worldwide is honored to present an evening with Ana Valerie Mandri Rohen from the amazing El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, located in the remote Sierra Nevada of Mexico’s Chiapas region. Jeepney Projects Worldwide partners with regional conservation groups like El Triunfo to support and help threatened and endangered birds and the ecosystems they live within, the aim being to raise global awareness of their conservation needs though exhibitions featuring original work by artist and Jeepney co-founder David Tomb.
This event will provide an excellent introduction and overview of the El Triunfo reserve, the wildlife, and the people that share the land, as well as the current challenges that they face. Ana, Director of the Fondo de Conservación El Triunfo, will discuss how local, indigenous communities are working with El Triunfo on projects such as local coffee farms, the goals being to maintain a thriving, sustainable future, and to conserve this incredible forest.
Shrouded in an almost constant mantle of fog, El Triunfo is Mexico's largest cloud forest, and is located in the mountains near the Guatemalan border. Home to the unique and endangered horned guan and the beautiful resplendent quetzal, this dense rainforest is also home to jaguar, puma, ocelots, spider monkeys, tapirs, and many other amazing creatures. Huge, ghost-like white morpho butterflies float through massive 40 foot tall tree ferns, epiphytes and bromeliads. It is truly a magical place.
Hosted by Jeepney Projects Worldwide co-founder Howard Flax at his Oakland store, Flax art & design, a fun evening for all will be enlivened through a beautiful art installation, a variety of tropical plants, as well as an opportunity to purchase prints and other gift items, with all funds raised going to benefit El Triunfo. For the event, we are asking for a small donation of $20.00 to help cover the evening’s costs. Wine, beer and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Please join us!