Eyes on the Earth at the DuMond Conservancy

Eyes on the Earth at the DuMond Conservancy
When: Back to Calendar February 23, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Where: Monkey Jungle
14805 Southwest 216th Street
Miami,FL 33187
USA
Cost: $10 to $30
Contact: 305-235-1611

The Lesula’s irresistible face!

Portrait of Lesula The Everglades Hostel has a deep connection to the Congo through the owner’s fathers work with the Smithsonian Institute and as a fellow in the National Geographic’s Explorers Club. His philanthropic work to protect Tribal Art goes as far back as the 1960′s.

We are proud to be apart of this fund raiser and will have 3 great offerings at the Auction!

 

Check out what all the excitement is about below:

One of the most exciting discoveries in biodiversity occurred this past year when the elusive “Lesula” monkey was discovered in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

 


Lesula (Cercopithecus lomamiensis)

The historic find of the Lesula monkey was made possible with the help of local people.

They need help in developing sustainable logging practices to keep the home of this forest-dwelling monkey from being irrevocably destroyed.

Watch this informative video

A new approach of helping local peoples find value in protecting the lands rather than seeing their protection as an intrusion of their way of life has been successful beyond anyone’s imagination throughout the African continent!

The DuMond Conservancy will host a festival to celebrate the Earth and all the exciting discoveries it has to offer on Saturday, February 23, 2013 in a unique lush outdoor environment at Monkey Jungle.  Dr. Kate Detwiler, one of the members of the team that discovered the Lesula monkey, will be delivering the keynote address at the festival.

This youth led event on Feb 23rd, will feature exciting performances and activities by:

  • Momentum Dance Company
  • Brazilian dancers and drummers which will invite audience participation, music inspired by the environmental wonders of South Florida,
  • “Eyes on the Earth” written by drama student, Kaithleen Conoepan from the  New World School of the Arts-will perform her piece depicting Citizen Science and the impact volunteers make in conservation
  • Eco Fashion Show will showcase the fashionable side of living sustainably
  • Family activities will include ways in which our community can participate in science directly and contribute directly to conservation
  • Ecological displays featuring sustainable lifestyle choices.

The picture that started it all: Georgette with her monkey friend. From the website Bonobo in the Congo- a great resource for the Lesula and those working to protect their home and many other monkeys
CREDIT: John HartGirl and monkey

Purchase Tickets Here

Check out DuMond Conservancy’s  Facebook Group Page