• A sacred forest rises from farmland in Ethiopia
    The BBC writes, “Some forests are more than 1,000 years old ... Paradoxically, humans have both protected them yet pose the biggest threat to their future.”
    May 21, 2019
  • A sacred forest rises from farmland in Ethiopia
    The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $500,000 in funding to an interdisciplinary team of Colgate faculty, led by Associate Professor of Biology Catherine Cardelús, to continue investigating the status and conservation of sacred forests in Ethiopia’s northern highlands. Christian Orthodox churches emerged in Ethiopia some 800 years ago. Today, thousands of these sites protect […]
    November 30, 2015
  • A second year of funding provided by the Picker Interdisciplinary Science Institute at Colgate will allow faculty researchers to further their exploration of the cultural and religious stewardship of sacred forest ecosystems in Ethiopia. Damhnait McHugh, director of the institute, announced the award to Colgate professors Catherine Cardelús (biology), Eliza Kent (religion), Peter Klepeis (geography), […]
    June 6, 2014