Leading environmentalist helps Mossman Botanic Gardens project with visit
THE world’s leading environmental philanthropist Doug Tompkins will give a presentation in Port Douglas on Saturday week.
The Founder of North Face and Esprit has conserved and restored around one million hectares of valuable wilderness and degraded farmlands in Chile and Argentina. Mr Tompkins is probably best known in Australia for his stance against whaling in the Southern Oceans, his involvement with the Sea Shepherd foundation. His experiences are very relevant Far North Queensland in showing how farming practices can work effectively with the two World Heritage areas, the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics.He will screen a video and give a presentation on his recent activities at the Port Douglas Community Centre on Saturday, October 3 at 6.30pm. Entry is by gold coin donation, with proceeds going to the Mossman Botanic Garden Gardens.