Lonaïs Jaillais – France
“Trees of Amorgos : a symbol for the challenges of a Mediterranean island”
Professional Mountain and Nature Guide.
Lonaïs Jaillais is a Mountain and Nature Guide. He works throughout Europe and East Africa and in different small ecosystems in Mediterranean, including the Sicilian islands, Corsica and the Aegean islands. He is currently living on Amorgos and is engaged in conservation projects on the island.
“Reforestation of Amorgos”
Can you imagine the Cyclades islands covered with forests? Ιt is hard for holidaymakers today to believe that deers were once roaming on Amorgos Island or even that, until recent times, this seemingly dry island was still exporting wood. The vegetation in the Mediterranean region has been dramatically decreasing through the ages as a result of Man’s activity.
What is left of the primitive nature today? What will the island be like tomorrow?
The trees of Amorgos Island stand for the threats and challenges posed by globalization towards all the small ecosystems on earth.
Title of his speech:
“Trees of Amorgos : a symbol for the challenges and tribulations of a Mediterranean island”