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CHURCH FORESTS OF ETHIOPIA

Wall Protecting the Zhara Church Forest in Ethiopia [VIDEO]

A look at the new wall and latrines that have been build at Zhara Church Rainforest in Ethiopia. Thanks to efforts from scientists, donors, and the TREE Foundation.

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Two more name-auctions help save the forests of Ethiopia!

TREE Foundation is thrilled to announce that 2 new species of mites have been named after 2 thoughtful conservation donors, so now our new-naming fund totals $15,000! These new mites will have gorgeous illustrations forthcoming, along with their names — but for now, the specimens are residing

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Ecosystem services presented to 700+ religious leaders in Ethiopia

TREE Foundation has generated countrywide inspiration by priests to conserve their church forests. Our team presented information in ecosystem services at this meeting of 700+ religious leaders in Ethiopia. A WIN for the trees!

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Ethiopia Expedition 2012 – Update #4

Dr. Margaret “CanopyMeg” Lowman’s update from her trip working to save the Church Forests of Ethiopia:
Our biodiversity team just attended a workshop of the Coptic (Christian Orthodox) priest leadership in Debra Tabor, Ethiopia — chaired by my local colleague, Dr. Alemayehu Wassie Eshete, and myself. I presented

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Ethiopia Expedition 2012 – Update #3

Dr. Margaret “CanopyMeg” Lowman’s update from her trip working to save the Church Forests of Ethiopia:
Monday, January 8 – Today we started sampling at our largest church forest site — Gelawdios — which is 100 hectares in size and dates back to 1500. We met with the

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Ethiopia Expedition 2012 – Update #2

Some of our great field team in action during the Ethiopia Church Forest expedition:

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Ethiopia Expedition 2012 – Update #1

Our expedition of 13 arrived in Ethiopia, missing one suitcase and one participant — not a bad track record for travel into these remote places. Matt caught up 2 days later, as did Andrew’s luggage. We are now a team, and were joined by Rolex laureate Brukty

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Holiday Gift that Will Bug the Recipient for Eternity!

Name me! Starting at a bid of $10,000, TREE is auctioning off the naming rights for this bark beetle! These funds will go directly toward saving the last remaining fragments of forest in Ethiopia, which have an estimated 5-10 years before extinction. Join TREE Foundation in conserving

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Response to “From a remote village to Bill Gates neighborhood”

Below are comments received in response to Worku Mulat’s blog post “From a remote village to Bill Gates neighborhood“:
Yohannes writes:
First and foremost I admire your keen interest for contributing to such noble idea of preserving the ecosystem in and around our churches. These churches are our ancient

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From a remote village to Bill Gates neighborhood

TREE Research Associate, Worku Mulut, Recalls his Roots
We were a family of twelve, seven boys and three girls and grew up in a village called Kersole, South Wollo, and Ethiopia. The land tenure system during Haile Silassie regime condemned us to be tenants where a fourth of

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