Conserving our planet's botanical resources and ecosystems


Follow Dr. Lowman as she travels to Ethiopia

Follow Dr. Meg Lowman as she travels to Ethiopia to help save the Church Forests of Ethiopia. Updates will be posted under the Ethiopia category of the CanopyMeg blog as well as on: Ethiopia Trip Sponsors: National Geographic, TREE Foundation, and NC Museum of Natural Sciences.

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Common Arthropods Field Guide – Ethiopia’s Church Forests

Photo-Key Field Guide for common arthropods found in Ethiopia’s Church Forests. Arthropods Field Guide

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Conservation of Ethiopia’s Church Forests

The ecology of Ethiopia is vastly understudied and also degrading rapidly due to human activities. Much of the natural landscape has been cleared for agriculture, with one notable exception: the sacred landscapes surrounding churches. These church forests comprise local as well as global “hotspots” as critical conservation

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Saving the Church Forests of Ethiopia

Dr. Lowman talks about her recent project involving the church forests of Ethiopia: One of my most recent projects involved global conservation of African forests. During January, I traveled to Bahir Dar, Ethiopia,a center of the Coptic or Christian Orthodox churches in this proud country. Working with

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