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Rebecca’s Amazon Adventure

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As our plane began its descent toward Iquitos, Peru, I knew I was in for the adventure of a lifetime. I had been anxiously awaiting this trip – my very first international flight – for the past several months, but nothing could prepare me for what I […]

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Amazon Rain Forest Expedition – July 2015 – Photo Gallery and Memories

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Rebecca Tripp’s memories and photo gallery from the recent Amazon rain forest expedition in Peru, July 2015:
I had such an amazing time in Peru! So many thanks to everyone who made this incredible experience possible – the incomparable “real-life Lorax” Dr. Meg Lowman, TREE Foundation, EcoTeach, Amazon […]

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Encyclical Letter and the importance of church forest conservation

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Below is commentary written by Ezana Habte-Gabr regarding the use of Pope Francis’ Encyclical letter, “Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home“ to highlight the impact of humans on nature:
Little is known about Encyclical letters outside the ecclesiastic sphere of the Roman Catholic Church. The media […]

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Research Associate Worku Mulat Seeks Answers to Dwindling Church Forests in Ethiopia

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Research Associate Worku Mulat returns from his Fulbright Scholarship in Ethiopia, where he seeks answers to the dwindling forest ecosystems of his home country. Read Worku’s post below.

The church is there; so are the priests, but where are the forests?
Nearly a decade ago, Saint Mary Orthodox church, […]

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Taiwan Explores and Celebrates Her Treetops

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Article by Dr. Meg Lowman in the Taiwan Forestry Research Institute Newsletter:

In 2009, two young Taiwanese biologists arrived at my doorstep in Sarasota, Florida, determined to learn everything about the canopy walkway built in nearby Myakka River State Park. This unique treetop walk has not only inspired […]

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Go Conscious Earth campaign to provide safe drinking water to Democratic Republic of Condo

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Godi Godar and Go Conscious Earth have spent much of the last couple years working to protect pristine rainforest on Lac Tumba in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
With the incredible support from people like you, we have saved one million acres!
Now we need to help the […]

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TREE Research Associate Bhaskar Krishnamurthy combines art and science for conservation in India

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From The Hindu:
The best way to learn about a country and its culture is to live in the community and follow their daily life, and even better, photograph them to take stories back to friends at home. Students from American high schools have had several such experiences […]

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Amazonian Stories: Short Films and Anthropology

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The Cofán people of the Ecuadorian Amazon have been heavily affected by oil exploitation and colonization over the last few decades, but have survived and are currently managing 1 million acres of rainforest. Julio Rodríguez, an Ecuadorian Anthropology student, will be making a series of films to […]

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WUSF’s Florida Matters: Highlights from “Enchanted Earth: An Evening with Syliva Earle and Meg Lowman”

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The Tampa Theatre recently hosted “Enchanted Earth: An Evening with Syliva Earle and Meg Lowman.” The conversation with two of America’s most beloved explorers and conservationists was moderated by was moderated by WUSF’s Susan Giles Wantuck.
This week on Florida Matters (Tuesday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m. and […]

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“Trees are Like Mothers,” says Meg Lowman

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From SavingWild.com:
A mother of two grown boys, Meg Lowman compares trees to mothers, “they have a great deal in common.”
“Trees are the heart of productivity of many ecosystems, just as mothers function as the biological center of birth and life, trees provide sustenance for their entire […]

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