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Taiwan Tree Project

Meet our TREE Foundation scholar-student, Sky Lan, who is finishing her PhD in canopy science at Oregon State University. She has partnered with CanopyMeg‘s colleagues, Jen Sanger and Steve Pearce, who are Down Under colleagues working as part of the Malaysia biodiversity team.
This video shows their amazing

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Writer John Briley’s story of his visit to the Myakka Walkway

Figure 2 (right). Canopy walkway with poles at Myakka State Park, Florida

From The Washington Post:
It is a cool world, in both senses. A hard-sand path winds into a hardwood hammock of live oak, and coconut and cabbage palms, arriving soon at one of the park’s most-advertised features: a 100-foot-long canopy walk, strung with wood and rope 25 feet

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A Milennial Visits The Habitat, Penang Hill

The Habitat and Penang Hill – 2nd Symposium on the Study of Biodiversity at Pengang Hill
Video by Michael Jordan, student at East Carolina University.

BIO: My name is Michael Jordan and I have always been an avid outdoorsman. I’m a Photography/Videography major at the beautiful East Carolina University

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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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Promoting Conservation Through Literature: The Story of Beza

Beza, Who Saved the Forests of Ethiopia, One Church at a Time – A Conservation Story is a wonderful story to help bring this message into school and to educate children about the importance of conservation in an accessible way. Promoting conservation through literature is one of the easiest and most important ways that we can create a dialogue with young people about the often abstract and difficult concept of what conservation really means to them.

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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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Last Chance to Join an Amazon Expedition to the World’s Longest Canopy Walkway

The Amazon expedition to the world’s longest canopy walkway starts 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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The faster, fiercer, and always surprising sloth, an interview with Bryson Voirin

From Mongabay.com:
Sloths sleep all day; they are always slow; and they are gentle animals. These are just some of the popular misconceptions that sloth-scientist and expert tree-climber, Bryson Voirin, is overturning. After growing up among the wild creatures of Florida, spending his high school years in Germany,

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Join Meg Lowman 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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