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Great book forthcoming — Life in the Dark: Illuminating Biodiversity in the Shadowy Haunts of Planet Earth

Life in the Dark

Great book forthcoming — photos of uncharted biodiversity – enjoy!!!

“Deep inside caves, at the bottoms of oceans and lakes, beneath the ground: these concealed habitats are absent of sunlight. This strange and fascinating world of complete darkness is not a solitary place?it is inhabited by millions of

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Gary Braasch – A Tribute to Mother Nature’s Favorite Son

Meg Lowman, currently Chief of Science and Sustainability at the California Academy of Sciences, pioneered the science of canopy ecology.

World-acclaimed photojournalist Gary Braasch died on March 7, 2016 while photographing coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Gary’s passion was to visualize climate change and educate the public about the serious impacts of humans on natural systems. His photographs told vivid stories about global change,

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Women in Science Summit 2016 Recap [VIDEO]

Check out this video from the 28 January 2016 Women in Science Summit (co-hosted by CanopyMeg Lowman) at the California Academy of Sciences, that inspired thousands of young professionals, both men and women!

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Nature RX

Set in the world of a spoofed prescription drug commercial, Nature Rx is all about inspiring folks to explore and rediscover their love of the outdoors.

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Millennium Ecologic Museum opens in Cameroon, Africa

Millennium Ecologic Museum in Cameroon, Africa opens its doors in January 2016!!! We are excited to partner with Dr. Bernard Nkongmeneck on this important biodiversity conservation museum for his country. Congratulations, Bernard!!!

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Women in Science Summit on January 28 to spotlight diversity

LIVE STREAM of WOMEN in Science Summit 2016 #SciWomen16

via University of California Santa Cruz:
A Women in Science Summit co-sponsored by the UCSC Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology will take place on Thursday, January 28, at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. The event is

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Gross National Happiness — Bhutan’s Innovative Metric for Good Governance

Meg Lowman, currently Chief of Science and Sustainability at the California Academy of Sciences, pioneered the science of canopy ecology.

The leadership of Bhutan recognizes that one way to ensure the future of GNH — along with its unique value system — is prioritizing access to the natural world for all citizens. Green plants and healthy ecosystems are inextricably linked to human health, a vital part of gross national happiness, and are protected in Bhutan’s environmentally conscious constitution. (Of note, a key drawback to America’s GDP is that it does not measure the value of healthy ecosystems, known as natural capital.) Recently, the King of Bhutan launched a program to protect natural areas, especially national parks. Royal Manas National Park will feature an innovative construction called BATS (Bhutan Aerial Trail System) that entails a massive canopy walkway complex that includes a treetop scientific research station. An international team will work together to develop one of the world’s largest canopy walkway systems to jumpstart research on Bhutan’s biodiversity, but also to infuse a big dose of gross happiness into the fabric of Bhutan’s landscape.

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NSF undergraduate students turn summer research into thesis project

NSF undergraduate students turn summer research into thesis project

NSF undergraduate students Janice and Jacob turned their summer research into thesis projects. They worked inside the beautiful new conservation walls constructed at Goha church forest, thanks to a unique partnership of local Coptic priests and TREE Foundation.

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Beza Books Given Out to Kids in Ethiopia

Dr. Meg Lowman giving out Beza books to local Ethiopian children.

For every English version of Beza sold one copy was distributed FREE in Amharic to an Ethiopian child!
Thank you to those of you who purchased this book which is helping us conserve Ethiopia’s forests, as well as educate the next generation about the importance of their natural

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Ghost sharks, Dracula ants, and other new species of 2015

Dr. Lowman is quoted in this article from cbsnews.com regarding the dozens of new species that have been discovered in 2015.
The far reaches of the globe still hold many secrets, but this year scientists discovered a few more of them: dozens of new species of animals, plants

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