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Penang Hill Walkway Designated as UNESCO Biosphere Reserve!

In September 2021, the UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme officially recognized the Habitat at Penang Hill as a biodiversity hotspot and biosphere reserve. The canopy walkway at Penang Hill was completed in 2017 as part of an effort to protect the 130-million-year-old Malaysian deciduous rainforest all around Penang.

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Record Rates of Deforestation in Brazilian Amazon

A recent TIME article sheds light on the rapid deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon in the first six months of 2022. From satellite imagery, scientists have discovered 1,500 square miles of forest lost between January and June of this year. This deforestation rate breaks all existing records and therefore is uniquely alarming.

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Why Big Trees Must Be Saved

MISSION GREEN founder Meg Lowman was interviewed in February 2022 by Robyn Williams for The Science Show produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. During the interview, Meg shared aspects of her 2021 memoir, The Arbornaut — especially from Chapter 12. Listen in as she discusses the critical importance of saving big trees.

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Arbornaut Meg Lowman Profiled in National Geographic

What’s the first step in caring and acting to help the world’s forests? TREE Foundation Executive Director and Nat Geo Explorer Meg Lowman, featured in this fabulous profile “How To Be An Arbornaut” in the May 2022 issue of National Geographic magazine, explains the simple steps we can all take as human caretakers of this wild and precious planet.

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Ginger Zee Visits Myakka Canopy Walkway

Meg Lowman met up with ABC News’ Ginger Zee in Sarasota’s gorgeous Myakka River State Park – Sarasota, Florida Canopy Walkway! They talked about how canopy walkways can inspire forest conservation and create a tourism economy. Ginger brought her family with her and along with learning a lot, they had a lot of fun too.

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