Nalini Nadkarni gives an amazing talk at TED about the diversity of life up in the canopies of rainforests and what can be done to preserve them. She also unveils an exciting project that will help reconnect people to rainforest conservation.
Nadkarni is an activist in some very unique ways. She teaches people about life in the canopies through dance, recently working with dance troupe Capacitor, and has also worked with prison inmates to grow moss for market, helping to reduce the impact on wild moss in the horticulture trade. She's definitely an inspiring advocate for our dwindling rainforests.
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