Winner of the 2016 International Children’s Peace Prize, 20-year-old Kehkashan Basu is an iconic youth leader, global influencer, environmentalist, champion of women and children’s rights, TEDx speaker, Climate Reality Mentor, author, musician, peace and sustainability campaigner.

She is the Founder-President of global social innovation enterprise Green Hope Foundation, that works at a grassroots level in 25 countries, empowering young people, especially those from vulnerable communities, in the sustainable development process.

Listen to her session from the 2021 Global Biodiversity Festival to learn about the importance of mangroves in our ecosystems, citing Green Hope Foundation's work on protecting the world's largest mangrove forest as an example to provide concrete actions that people across the world can take to preserve this fragile ecosystem.

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The 2021 Global Biodiversity Festival was a 3-day virtual event celebrating the weird and the wonderful, the challenges life faces and some good news conservation stories. We will be sharing highlights from the festival with our community members.  Who was your favorite speaker? Add a comment below and we’ll feature their video in a future post.