One of Planet Forward's heroes, Thomas Lovejoy - the "godfather of biodiversity" – passed away in December. Throughout his incredible life, Tom showed us that species depend on one another to survive, that biological diversity supports the web of all life, and that powerful narratives can drive meaningful change. We honor him in advance of the UN's International Day for Biological Diversity on Sunday.
The 2022 Planet Forward Summit was dedicated to Tom's enduring work on behalf of biological diversity and the Amazon rainforest. In this segment, alumni from the 2018 Planet Forward Storyfest expedition reflect on their time with Tom at the Camp 41 Biodiversity Center in the Amazon rainforest.
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View the series "Planet Forward in the Amazon."