Heart of England Organic Group Talk by Anita Schrader McMillan-Conservation in Guatemala
Anita Schrader McMillan has been a friend of HEOG for a decade although she spends much of her time in the region. Anita will talk about the work of father and son team Hugo and Otto Alvorado who have run a conservation project over many years to save threatened species in the Guatemalan rainforests. The talk will cover the project itself and the experience of the threats to the habitat from encroaching human interests.
Guatemala, 'land of trees', is part of Central America. Within its borders is the largest cloud forest of the region and the biological diversity of the isthmus has enabled Guatemala to rank among the 25 countries with the greatest variety of natural resources in the world. Millions of species reside in the diverse ecosystems that are found here, and unfortunately, most of them are in danger of extinction.
Refreshments available. *Heart of England Organic Group members and under 18s are free.
Directions to Kenilworth Senior Citizens Club - Kenilworth Senior Citizens Club is part of the Wilton Court Assisted Living complex and the entrance is located in Abbey End Car Park, to the rear of The Almanac Restaurant, postcode CV8 1QJ. Parking is adjacent to the entrance in Abbey End Car Park, which is behind the shops facing the Clock Tower. Additional parking in Square West car park, signposted to left of the Holiday Inn.
Please note that the car parks are pay & display, including evening and overnight (50p after 6pm).