“Why Culture Matters” Presentation by Chris Rainier and Olivia McKendrick, founders of The Cultural Sanctuaries Foundation

The traditional knowledge of indigenous communities is crucial in the global fight for nature and against climate change. Science proves that indigenous peoples are the best guardians of the land. Chris and Olivia will discuss the importance of the protection of indigenous cultures in the conservation of biodiversity and the work that The Cultural Sanctuaries Foundation is doing to help ensure that we protect the protectors.

The presentation will be given against a backdrop of stunning photographs by National Geographic explorer and photographer, and Cultural Sanctuaries Foundation co-founder, Chris Rainier.

Followed by Q&A.