The Fungi Foundation has been around for over a decade. In this time, we have participated in events around the world to shine a spotlight on the least represented Kingdom. Below are some of our past activities.
Fungi Foundation embarks on an expedition to the fungal biodiversity hotspots of Patagonia with the SPUN team
The documentary Fantastic Fungi arrives on Netflix screens, with the participation of Giuliana Furci
Fungi Foundation hosts "The Future is Fungi" symposium, a global event including top mycologists, fungal activists, and industry leaders.
Fungi Foundation catalogues the fungi from Valle La Paciencia, southeastern Tierra del Fuego. Between December 2011 and March 2012, three mycological expeditions were carried out, which resulted in the first major register of fungi (macromycetes) in this area.
The work of the Giuliana Furci, Fungi Foundation, and other NGOs begin to achieve the inclusion of fungi in the Law on General Bases of the Environment, Law 19.300 of Chile.
Between December 2011 and March 2012, three mycological expeditions were held, which resulted in the first major cataloging of fungi (macromycetes) of this area entitled: Catalog of Mushrooms of the valley, the southeast of land of fire.
Launch of the Book Field Guide Fungi of Chile Vol. I by Giuliana Furci and Fundación Fungi
Fungi Foundation participates in the 3rd Congress of the International Fungal Conservation Society in Mugla, Turkey.
Fungi Foundation is acknowledged by the International Society for Fungal Conservation for its work so that fungi will be included in the Environmental Policy of Chile.
The Law on General Bases of the Environment Law NR goes into force. Law 19.300, with the reform requested.
The Fungarium is indexed at the Index Herbariorum, coordinated by the New York Botanical Garden. The FFCL code is received to the fungal collection collected by Fungi Foundation, which is the first exclusive collection of fungi in Chile.
Guiliana Furci is listed in the Mycology section of Harvard University and is named Associate of Harvard University. Fungi Foundation offers a seminar at the University of Harvard.
Fungi Foundation imparts Workshop for Llanada Grande, Chile. Pamphlets are handed out about sustainable collection of edible wild mushrooms.
Giuliana Furci represents Chile at the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species meeting that brought together 12 mycologists in the world to assess the risk of fungi in extinction.
Course on the field of Polypore Mushrooms with the University of Harvard and CONICET of Argentina in Parque Katalapi, Chile.
Fungi Foundation displays, in conjunction with the National Museum of Natural History (DIBAM), the exhibition "fungi, a kingdom to discover" in different cities of Chile.
Daniela Torres presents in the Brazilian Congress of Florianópolis the Management Plan for the Endangered Species Butyriboletus loyo.
Fungi Foundation organizes the 1st Latin American Course of Mycology in Chile together with University of Concepción, Parque Katalapi, and other institutions.
Fungi Foundation, along with Mutantes Producciones, funds the 1st Fungifest, Festival de Fungi, in the city of Valdivia.
Fungi Foundation launches their campaign "No Forest No Morels" next to the Patagonia region. The entomologist Alfredo Ugarte, Ricardo Fernández, Rodolfo Guzmán, Ana Tijoux, and the singer Javiera Parra are some of the endorsers of the campaign.
Fungi Foundation participates in the 32th International Art Biennial of São Paulo, Brazil and Giuliana Furci participates in a chat on fungi, art, and science with the artist Pia Lindman, researcher Cassius Stevani and the healer of the Biennial, Lars Bang Larsen.
Fungi Foundation collaborates with the designer Juan Ferrer of Museo del Hongos project at the Social Club of Artists, Santiago.
Fungi Foundation and Fundación Sobre Redes help with training groups of wild fungi collectors from Empedrado, Maule Region who were affected by a large fire in the area, losing their source of work.
Field expedition in Parque Karukinka together with Red Fungi, to enhance biomaterials from fungi.
Fungi Foundation presents Stephen Axford in Chile: The Beauty & The Science.
Fungi Foundation participates in the IX Latin American Congress of Mycology in Lima, Peru. Daniela Torres participates in the pre-course of the Congress. Fungi Foundation is a panelist at the Symposium of Ethnomycology: Advances in South America.
Daniela Torres carried out the project to perform the Annual Report of Mohammed Bin Zayed Conservation Fund 2016. This project was awarded to the Fungi Foundation for the protection of Butyriboletus Loyo (Boletus Loyo). The project is selected for the 2017 Annual Report.
Fungi Foundation participates in the 5th Festival of Science in the Botanical Garden organized by PAR EXPLORA Valparaíso.
Giuliana Furci is invited to the Festival Universitario del Hongo de la Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo to participate in the cycle of conferences “Los hongos y el desarrollo sustentable” Indigenous collection with Nanacateras de Acaxochitlán, Hidalgo, Mexico.
Fungi Foundation, together with PAR EXPLORA Valparaiso, install the exhibition "Mushrooms, inhabitants of another world" in the form of billboards in the Valparaíso Metro, Chile
Fungi Foundation participates in Chile's biodiversity node in GBIF and is committed to sharing biodiversity data to improve conservation.
Giuliana Furci writes and presents in the launch of the 1st State of the Mushrooms of the world of Kew, British Royal Garden, in England. In addition, a section of Giuliana's field guide Chile Vol. I is part of the publication.
Giuliana Furci and Fungi Foundation participate in the 11th International Meeting of Mycology (IMC 2018) in Puerto Rico. Fungi Foundation, along with The Fungal Red List run the workshop: "Assessing The Global Conservation Status of Fungi".
Collaboration project between the Ministry of Environment and PUC for the mapping of fungi.
Giuliana Furci receives the Salzman Award at Telluride Mushroom Fest.
Launch of the Book Guide of Field Guide of Chile Vol. II by Giuliana Furci and Fungi Foundation.
Giuliana Furci presents in the Kew Gardens: "Public Policies For The Conservation of Fungi: How?"
The Jane Goodall Institute recognizes Fungi Foundation as "The Best of 2018".
The chat: "Bees in crisis - Fungi to the rescue" by Paul Stamets in Chile is organized by Fungi Foundation with the support of Corporación Chilena de Video y Artes Electrónicas y Centro Cultural Moneda
Daniela Torres participates in the 1st Conservation Workshop in Latin America in Panama.
Daniela Torres represents the Fungi Foundation at Symposium II: International Symposium Mycorrhizal Symbiosis organized by the South American Mycorrhizal Research Network in Bariloche, Argentina.
Expedition to the Karukinka Park of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Fungi Foundation next to the Mycologist Dr. Pfister from Harvard University, Giuliana Furci, Daniela Torres, and Luis Quijada, researcher at Harvard's University.
Expedition to Katalalixar with Oceana to explore the mushrooms, mosses, and lichens, of the Katalalixar Reserve in order to expand the conservation area for the imposition of salmon aquacultures.
Daniela Torres participates in the course given by Dr. Donald Pfister, Harvard University, at Eagle Hill Institute in Maine, United States.
Giuliana Furci participates as a speaker on the topic Mushroom Conservation in Chile at the Australasian Fungi Red List Workshop Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne
For the 5th consecutive year, Giuliana Furci is invited to the 39th edition of Telluride Mushroom Festival. On this occasion, she is an illustrious guest after winning the Salzman Award 2018 for its outstanding contribution to the Festival.
811 Public Schools of Chile receive Fungal Field Guide from Chile thanks to the Agreement with the Resource Center for Learning (CRA) of MINEDUC
Fungi Foundation participates in the INFINITA exposition of Museo del Hongo in the XIV Bienal de Artes Mediales de Santiago Museo Nacional.
Giuliana Furci presents about the importance of fungi in the Congreso Futuro in Santiago, Chile
Fungi Foundation and Giuliana Furci begins the cycle of interviews online MICO-Viral Nights (MyCovirales Nights) by IGTV along with guests such as Paul Stamets, Eugine Bone, Stephen Axford, Maria Alice Neves, Aída Basque, Louie Schwartzberg, Bryn Dentinger, and many more.
Premiere of the Fantastic Fungi documentary that has the participation of Giuliana Furci.
Giuliana Furci is part of the Q&A panel of the Fantastic Fungi documentary along with Paul Stamets, Louie Schwartzberg, Stephen Apkon, Judith Goedeke, and Tony Head.
First Workshop of the Cono Sur of IUCN. Fungi Foundation organizes together with the Mohamed Bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund, the UICN Red List unit, and the Chicago Botanical Garden.
Giuliana Furci is appointed Vice President of the Fungi Conservation Committee (FCC) of IUCN