Constanza Ceruti wins ISWG Gold Medal Award

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Constanza Ceruti wins ISWG Gold Medal Award

The International Society of Woman Geographers

presented WINGS Fellow Constanza Ceruti, an Argentinian anthropologist, with the Gold Medal award during the organization's Triennial Meeting in May, the theme of which was "Women Who Make a Difference in the World."

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Working to Save Ethiopia’s Church Forests

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Working to Save Ethiopia’s Church Forests

Margaret “Canopy Meg” Lowman recently returned from Ethiopia where she was working with local Coptic priests to expand the Church Forest Project, an effort to conserve the country’s remaining forests.

Ninety-five percent of the forests there have been depleted, making her mission an urgent one.

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Extraordinary Women Who Connect People to Nature

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Extraordinary Women Who Connect People to Nature

World Environment Day is a global event with the goal to encourage action and awareness for the protection of the environment.

This year the theme is “Connecting People to Nature – in the city and on the land, from the poles to the equator.’” To celebrate, we’re sharing the work of five WINGS WorldQuest Fellows who actively work to help their communities connect to the environment.

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Learning About the Land From Papua New Guinea's Soabesi Clan

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Learning About the Land From Papua New Guinea's Soabesi Clan

For three days, explorer Arita Baaijens and her guide hiked through dense, muddy and mountainous tropical rainforest

until they reached Seane Falls, a hamlet of about 90 inhabitants who make up the Soabesi clan.

Baaijens, who won the WINGS Humanity Award in 2014, lived with the Soabesi for two-and-a-half months, from November to February, as part of her Living Landscapes series, in which she seeks out wisdom from cultures who live close to nature.

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WINGS as an Agent of Connectivity

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WINGS as an Agent of Connectivity

WINGS Fellows are more than just scientists.

They are entrepreneurs, innovators, and leaders in their respective fields – which is why WINGS’ Managing Director Yael Jekogian recently spoke at the Women in Innovation and Connectivity conference as part of the United Nations Economic and Social Council’s Science, Technology and Innovation Forum.

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