Fungi are a critical part of our planet’s ecosystems. From regeneration of the forests to decomposition, they are vital in ensuring the restoration and survival of all species on earth. And yet, Chile is the only government in the world that includes fungi in environmental legislation, thanks in large part to mycologist Giuliana Furci.
In this webinar, Giuliana discusses how fungi may protect entire ecosystems, the threats they face now—from climate change to pollution, and why it’s so vital that governments and international organizations acknowledge their role at this moment in history.
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About Giuliana Furci
Giuliana Furci is foundress and CEO of the Fungi Foundation. She is a Harvard University Associate, Dame of the Order of the Star of Italy, Co-Chair of the IUCN Fungal Conservation Committee, and author of several titles including a series of field guides to Chilean fungi and co-author of titles such as the 1st State of the World’s Fungi (Kew, 2018). Giuliana has held consulting positions in U.S. philanthropic foundations as well as full-time positions in international and Chilean marine conservation non-profits. She sits on the Board of Fundación Acción Fauna, and on the Advisory Board of Myco-Medica Life Sciences and of the Society for the Protection of Underground Networks (SPUN).
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