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Delegates for the Canopy Symposium in Taipei, Taiwan

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Delegates for the Canopy Symposium in Taipei, Taiwan, to launch the official emergence of this discipline in this Pacific Rim country!

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Let Your Kids Get Muddy Once in a While

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“To me, a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.”
–Helen Keller
As a child, I loved the natural world. Maybe it had something to do with growing up in a small town in upstate New York where the

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Dr. Lowman’s keynote talk at the Taiwan Canopy Symposium

Figure 3 (left). Canopy walkway with tree support in Amazonian Peru

Life in the Treetops – Exploration of the World’s Canopies
by Dr. “CanopyMeg” Lowman
Chief of Science and Sustainability, California Academy of Sciences, USA
www.canopymeg.com | www.treefoundation.org | www.calacademy.org
Chinese version:
English version:
Our ancestors were tree dwellers. Throughout human history, people have taken to the trees as safe havens, sites of special

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New canopy walkway in Taiwan features a motorized ascent

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The new canopy walkway in Shei-Pa National Park in Taiwan features a motorized ascent. WOW — a very elegant and easy ascent for all the VIP guests who came to celebrate this great canopy research site on the Pacific Rim!
Both fun and also a great canopy with

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9-yr-old raises money for sloth conservation at birthday party

Harry at his 9th birthday and his sloth drawing

Instead of receiving presents for his birthday, 9-yr-old Harry requested donations in order to help his favorite animals, the sloths. Way to go, Harry!!!

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A wheelchair doesn’t stop this scientist from soaring to the treetops

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From Student Science’s Eureka Lab:
Rebecca Tripp speaks about her research with real passion, emotion that goes far beyond the fascinating organisms she studies. When she talks about her research with tardigrades, tiny, eight-legged creatures that she collected from the tops of trees, she doesn’t just talk about

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Local 6-yr-old Collects Donations for TREE Foundation at her Birthday Party

Sara loves to climb trees

Like many children her age, Sara enjoys playing outside, climbing trees and observing a variety of animals in nature. However, Sara has a special affection for insects. Together with her parents, she has learned about many of the insects she has observed. When she learned that insects

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Google Maps, Canopy Climber Save Dry Ethiopia’s Church Forests

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Bloomberg Businessweek interview with Dr. Meg Lowman regarding the church forests in Ethiopia. Article written by Manuela Hoelterhoff in Bloomberg News:
Conservation biologist Margaret D. Lowman spends a lot of time balancing at the top of trees. To get there, she’s designed hot air balloons and travels the

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Overview of church forest project in Ethiopia

Dr. Alemayehu Wassie provides an overview of the church forest project in Ethiopia.

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Dr. Margaret D. Lowman named Distinguished Explorer Award recipient for 2014

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Originally from Roy Chapman Andrews Society:

Distinguished Explorer Award Winner Announced
Dr. Margaret D. Lowman, nicknamed the “real-life Lorax” by National Geographic and “Einstein of the treetops” by Wall Street Journal, pioneered the science of canopy ecology. The Chief of Science & Sustainability at the California Academy of Sciences,

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