Orchid Conservation Alliance Benefit Dinner
TO EXPAND THE Dracula RESERVE

Speaker: Lou Jost

Discovering, Studying, Conserving Ecuador’s Orchids

During the Pacific Orchid Exposition

Friday, 6 - 10 PM, February 24, 2017
Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park
100 John F. Kennedy Dr., San Francisco

For an evening of good company, delicious food, a private tour of the conservatory, a silent auction, and

A Most Excellent Talk by Lou Jost.

Lou Jost, conservationist, population geneticist and mathematical ecologist

Lou Jost, conservationist, population geneticist and mathematical ecologist, is also the director and treasurer of Ecuador’s Fundación EcoMinga. Originally from Wisconsin, Lou has lived on the side of the active Tungurahua volcano in Baños, Ecuador, for many years. His love of nature, particularly plants and birds, and his observation of their habitat’s degradation in Ecuador led to his active interest in conservation. Jost has been instrumental in promoting a variety of conservation strategies, principally the creation of nature reserves. Reserva Rio Anzu was the first reserve, created with seed funding by the Orchid Conservation Alliance. Fundación EcoMinga’s recent Dracula reserve was funded by a consortium of the Orchid Conservation Alliance, the University of Basel, and the RainForest Trust. Beyond providing safe harbor to the flora and fauna of the tropical rainforest, Fundación EcoMinga’s reserves have yielded up many species of orchids, trees, frogs, and insects new to science.

Tickets limited – reduced to $90 from $115
Purchase Before February 14, 2017

Send check to OCA, 564 Arden Drive, Encinitas, CA, 92024 or use button below