Conserving our planet's botanical resources and ecosystems


Taiwan Explores and Celebrates Her Treetops

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

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

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

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

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

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Amazonian Stories: Short Films and Anthropology

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”

Enchanted Earth

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.

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“Trees are Like Mothers,” says Meg Lowman

Meg Lowman

From 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

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Support Biodiversity in Cameroon — new museum is announced!

MEM brochure

The Millennium Ecological Museum (MEM)’s vision is to preserve the biodiversity of Cameroon and the Congo basin for future generation by developing a multi-disciplinary research program. See the brochure below for more info or visit MEM’s website at

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WUSF’s Steve Newborn talks with Margaret “Canopy Meg” Lowman [AUDIO]

WUSF’s Steve Newborn talks to Dr. Lowman about why canopies are a vital part of the earth’s ecology – and how women can succeed in science. From Margaret Lowman got her nickname of “Canopy Meg” at an early age, for her penchant for climbing trees. Pretty

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How Churches are the Gatekeepers of Ethiopia’s Forests

From Africa Geographic Magazine: In the highlands of Ethiopia, American scientist Meg Lowman is working with local forest ecologist Alemayehu Wassie to protect ancient church forests. As in many developing countries, much of Ethiopia’s original forests have been cleared for subsistence agriculture and for harvesting timber and

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Ethiopian Church Forest Videos Provided by TREE Supporter

Below is from TREE Supporter, Felipe Cárdenas Támara, regarding the Ethiopian church forest conservation project. 1. Christianity and sustanible developmente: the case of Ethiopia/Cristianismo y desarrollo sostenible: el caso de Etiopía Documentary produced by anthropologist Felipe Cardenas Tamara where it is shown the reality of the so

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