Press Release on November 18, 2016 from Scoop Independent News:
Canopy Meg, the world’s first Arbornaut, heads to New Zealand to talk about conservation
Meg Lowman, aka Canopy Meg, is a pioneer in the field of forest canopy science. National Geographic nicknamed her “a real-life Lorax” and the Wall Street Journal hailed her “Einstein of the treetops.” For the past 30 years, she has travelled the world studying forest canopies and working to preserve forest health. She has even designed hot-air balloons and walkways for treetop exploration to reveal the mysteries of the world’s forests.
This weekend Canopy Meg is in New Zealand to give a keynote speech at the Ecology and Restoration, Australasia (ERA2016) conference, which is jointly run by the Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia (SERA) and the New Zealand Ecological Society (NZES).
It is Meg’s first trip to New Zealand and she is impressed by our amazing trees, and extraordinary coastlines.
“The vistas encountered remind me how important ecological restoration, and also ecological conservation, are to the economy and health of this country. I am honored to be part of the upcoming Ecological Restoration Conference next week,” says Lowman