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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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Two new species of oribatid mites (Acari: Oribatida) from Ethiopia

Sergey G. Ermilov1, Neville N. Winchester, Margaret M. Lowman & Alemayehu Wassie
2012. Two new species of oribatid mites (Acari: Oribatida) from Ethiopia, including a key to species of Pilobatella. Systematic & Applied Acarology 17(3): 000–000.
Abstract:
Two new oribatid mite species, Austrocarabodes (Uluguroides) kluttzi Ermilov, Winchester, Lowman & Wassie […]

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Canopy Meg wants you to care about the rainforest [AUDIO]

Samantha Larson talks with “Canopy Meg” about her tree-climbing exploits, the power of Google Earth, and the importance of spirituality in rainforest conservation.
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Download the audio.
Audio of the podcast is also available on Generation Anthropocene, where you can find other great science podcasts.

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