‘Revisiting Peru’ To Be Presented At Audubon

On Friday, at the Audubon Center and Sanctuary’s First Friday Lunch Bunch, Deb Lanni will discuss “Revisiting Peru: One Generation of Changes.”

Beginning at 11 a.m., Lanni will look at how global economics, ecotourism and resource extraction have changed Peru for better and for worse over a period of less than one generation.

Lanni will discuss how world demand for inexpensive fruit has led to deforestation of riparian land, how ecotourism has enabled some protection of endangered ecosystems, and how the global demand for gold has put these same critical ecosystems in jeopardy. The talk will be illustrated with photographs and video, including footage of four species of macaws using clay licks along the Tambopata River.

Lanni is the media arts program coordinator at Jamestown Community College, where she teaches photography, video and multimedia storytelling. With a master’s degree in environmental communication, she is committed to making images and telling stories that increase awareness of both the wonder of the natural world and the problems that face it.

Following the program, coffee and tea will be provided for a bring-your-own brown bag lunch. The fee for attending is $8 or $6 for Friends of the Nature Center. Reservations are not required.

The Audubon Center & Sanctuary is at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. For more information, call 569-2345 or visit www.jamestownaudubon.org.