Scientist, Author, Educator, Tree Canopy Biologist

ETHIOPIA

Ethiopia’s Sacred Forests Are Shrinking

From OZY.com:

Since receiving his forestry degree from Alemaya University of Agriculture in 1992, Wassie has been working to save, restore and expand Ethiopia’s rapidly shrinking church forests. He served as forestry expert at the Ethiopian Ministry of Natural Resources and worked with several nongovernmental organizations before receiving

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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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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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How Building a Wall Can Save a Forest

Dr. Meg Lowman continues to work on protecting the ancient forests in Ethiopia. Next month, Dr. Lowman plans to help a women’s monastery build a wall around their forest.
From insidescience.org:
In Ethiopia, churches may hold the key to protecting threatened species.
In the highlands of Ethiopia, California Academy of

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Summer 2017 REU program in Ethiopia – Now Accepting Applications

In Summer 2017, the REU Site at Colby College in Waterville, Maine will offer eight undergraduate students the chance to conduct path-breaking interdisciplinary research on the ecological, economic and cultural roles of church forests in Amhara, Ethiopia.
During the 8-week program (June 12-August 9), students will train at

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Why Are TREE’S BEZA Books Important?

Beza

via TREE Foundation:

Why Are TREE’S BEZA Books Important?
Article by Helen Gold
As you may be aware, TREE FOUNDATION is selling a book called ‘BEZA’. It’s a great story, about an Ethiopian girl who’s trying to save the forests and the biodiversity of northern Ethiopia in every way that she can. It’s an

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Fashion versus Function in the Canopy? Levi’s talk to CanopyMeg

In this article from Levi Strauss & Co., CanopyMeg is described as being a modern day pioneer who wears her Levi’s® in the rainforest treetops.
Dr. Meg Lowman is a woman of many titles; she is an American biologist, educator, ecologist, writer, editor and public speaker. But of

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NSF undergraduate students turn summer research into thesis project

NSF undergraduate students Janice and Jacob turned their summer research into thesis projects. They worked inside the beautiful new conservation walls constructed at Goha church forest, thanks to a unique partnership of local Coptic priests and TREE Foundation.

NSF undergraduate students Janice and Jacob turned their summer research into thesis projects. They worked inside the beautiful new conservation walls constructed at Goha church forest, thanks to a unique partnership of local Coptic priests and TREE Foundation.

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Meg Lowman with Rolex laureate Brukty Tigabu

Reunion in Addis (Ethiopia) with Rolex laureate Brukty Tigabu, who continues to inspire kids about health and science with her TV shows. I am proud to be her 'bestie!'

Reunion in Addis (Ethiopia) with Rolex laureate Brukty Tigabu, who continues to inspire kids about health and science with her TV shows. I am proud to be her ‘bestie!’

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