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Assessing Sacred Forests in Ethiopia, India and elsewhere

Article written by Dr. Lowman and Palatty Allesh Sinu in BioScience:
Increasing degradation of tropical forests prompts the consideration of unconventional ideas to promote conservation. In his recent book, E. O. Wilson advocates conserving half of the planet for one species (Homo sapiens) and the other half for

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Exploring the Most Beautiful Roof in the World

The Most Beautiful Roof in the World: Exploring the Rainforest Canopy” by Kathryn Lasky is now utilized as a key component in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) learning units in several states. The story is of particular interest to this website because it is based on the journey of ‘CanopyMeg’ and her children into the rainforest, and addresses the specific scientific investigations they undertook in a novel format.

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3D image of Ethiopian church forest insect

Enjoy this cool critter, in the family Scutelleridae.
Via Josh Martin:

We nick-named this one “Punisher Beetle”, but 1) that’s not it’s name, and 2) it’s not a beetle, it’s a Hemipteran. I think it’s in the Scutelleridae (shield-backed bugs) family.

Punisher Beetle
by Tanner Boucher
on Sketchfab

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Updates on Ethiopia Church Forests 2017 [VIDEO]

This film was produced by our awesome partner, Untamed Science, with Haley Nelson Chamberlain as film maker. During May 2017, our expedition had multiple goals –
1. to meet with the Arch Bishop of the Coptic church,
2. to host a workshop for priest leadership about the value of

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Last Chance to Join CanopyMeg on an Amazon Expedition in July

The Amazon expedition to the world’s longest canopy walkway begins on July 24th! The team of citizen scientists will work with DC Randle and CanopyMeg to make new discoveries in the rain forest treetops of Amazonian Peru. It isn’t too late to reserve a spot for this

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Join CanopyMeg In The Exciting Malaysia Rainforest Expedition!

You Too Can Be A Part Of This Wild and Fascinating Virtual Experience!
“I hope you tune in! Come October, Jason learning will be live in Malaysia. Come and climb a tree, see some monkeys, discover some new species, learn how scientists explore tropical rainforests and maybe you

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Wheelchairs and Waterbears

The NSF-REU project project to inspire mobility-limited students to train for a career in field biology is in its fifth and final year. What a joy to see these students reach the sky, literally and figuratively! They not only learn canopy access methods, but they also become

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Conservation research and actions of CanopyMeg, to conserve global forests, are shared in this new book!

Here is an article from Outside Magazine about a new book called, Wild Lives: Leading Conservationists on the Animals and the Planet They Love, written by Lori Robinson and Janie Chodosh.
CanopyMeg was one of nearly two dozen wildlife conservationists that were interviewed about their work.
Below is the

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CanopyMeg talks about trees in honor of Earth Week

Audio of Dr. Lowman’s talk “The Money Tree – Are Forests Really Worth Saving?” sponsored by the The Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast and TREE Foundation:

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Jason Project — Memory Lane!

During the 1990s, the Jason Project reached millions of middle-school kids with virtual expeditions around the world. This innovative program utilized satellite technology and miles of cables to connect me from the rain forest canopy to the “production studio” in the jungle. Despite the enormous technical details

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