UK: Are the rainforests for sale?


On April 20 four leading authorities on rainforests will gather at the Eden Project in Cornwall, UK for a public debate on the future of rainforests. Joining BBC news presenter George Alagiah, who is hosting the event, will be Prof. Ghillean Prance (Eden Project Trustee), Andrew Mitchell (Executive Director Global Canopy Programme), Simon Counsell (Executive Director Rainforest Foundation UK), and Dr. Ben Beck (Director of Conservation, Great Ape Trust).

You'll be able to follow the event live on the Plant Talk twitter feed but if you want to join in then send in a question, with your name and whether you'll be attending the event, to

Rainforest debate poster

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Live debate with George Alagiah: Are the rainforests for sale?

Global: Beautiful film launches International Year of Forests


international year of forests logo2011 has been designated International Year of Forests by the UN. This beautiful film, Of Forests and Men, made by Yans Arthus-Bertrand of Earth from the Air fame, was commissioned by the UN and shown during the plenary session of the recent UN Forum on Forests in New York.