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“Saving the Forest Canopies of Ethiopia” in Summer 2013 Newsletter of The International Canopy Network

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Dr. Meg Lowman writes about saving the forest canopies of Ethiopia in “What’s Up?” The Newsletter of the International Canopy Network; Volume 19, Number 3, Summer 2013.
The International Canopy Network publishes its newsletter quarterly and features articles and content of interest to forest canopy researchers, educators, students, […]

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Update on Woji and Debresena church forests in Ethiopia

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Woji church forest now has walls. In 2013, the local people worked with their priests to make a conservation wall around this forest. TREE Foundation made a donation to the church to thank them for their stewardship.
Alemayehu provides this update:
The last three days I was out for […]

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Update on Mosha church forest wall and expansion

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Below is an update from Alemayehu on the Mosha church forest in Ethiopia:
Mosha is a 7 ha forest which was surrounded by degraded grazing land. For the last years the degradation level of the surrounding land has become more serious and the grazing effect has been intense […]

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Update on Woji church forest, Ethiopia

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Woji church forest in Ethiopia has a wall!! This was the fourth and latest construction site for conservation of northern Ethiopia’s last remaining forests, in a project funded by TREE Foundation. The photos below show the local villagers as well as clergy from the Coptic church all […]

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Church Forest documentary film to be released 2014

Church Forest Preview from Greg Vander Veer on Vimeo.
Church Forest reveals a mystical world where priests and scientists struggle to come together, despite vastly different beliefs,  to save the last forests of Northern Ethiopia. Through stunning religious ceremonies, humorous moments with eccentric scientists, revealing macro-photography, and traditional […]

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Pictures from Ethiopia by Eightfish Studio

Pictures taken in January 2013 during Dr. Lowman’s visit to Ethiopia’s church forests. The images are copyright of Eightfish Studio.
CanopyMeg and TREE Foundation are working to conserve the Church Forests of Ethiopia. Find out more and how you can help.

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Photos from Ethiopia by Lydia Ball

Lyndia Ball captured these stunning images while with Dr. Lowman in Ethiopia working to save the church forests.
CanopyMeg and TREE Foundation are working to conserve the Church Forests of Ethiopia. Find out more and how you can help.

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Big Forest Conservation Advances in Ethiopia – January 2013

Thanks to generous contributions from our global forest fans, TREE Foundation has leveraged our conservation programs in Ethiopia from 2 protected forests to nearly 25 forests where stone walls defining the perimeters are funded and under construction. The church leaders have expressed their appreciation, and also their […]

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Nine-year-old holds successful fundraiser for Ethiopia Church Forest conservation

Thanks go out to Grace for such a wonderful idea and to everyone that donated to the TREE Foundation for Ethiopia Church Forest conservation! Happy Birthday Grace!

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Dr. Lowman lecture at Jimma University in Jimma, Ethiopia

“CanopyMeg” Lowman lectured at Jimma University in Jimma, Ethiopia during early October, and is pictured here in dialogue with the science faculty discussing possible collaborative efforts between USA and Ethiopia. Issues of overlap include ecotourism, forest conservation, women in science, student exchanges, and use of virtual technologies […]

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