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News: March 2016

Strong recognition for Agriculture, Forestry & Environmental Science at Bangor University in latest world university rankings.

The latest QS Top Universities rankings have seen Bangor University rated in the top 200 universities in the World in three subject areas. 

Publication date: 23 March 2016

Commonwealth Scholarship Commission funds 10 MSc Tropical Forestry scholarships at Bangor University

Following an extremely competitive bidding process against other top UK universities, Bangor University’s School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography (SENRGy) has been awarded 10 scholarships for its MSc Tropical Forestry (distance-learning) beginning in September 2016.

Publication date: 10 March 2016

Ethiopian ‘Church Forests’ are a crucial resource deserving of world heritage status

Nearly all of the natural forest cover has been lost in the highlands of Ethiopia, except for small areas of sacred forest surrounding the many individual churches of the Ethiopian Tewahedo Orthodox Church.

The first study to assess the conservation value of these forests has shown that the Ethiopian ‘church forests’, as they are known, play a crucial role in the protection of many species in this global biodiversity hotspot. Although these forests are managed individually, together they form an important network of habitats spread right over the vast area of the central and northern highlands of Ethiopia.

Publication date: 7 March 2016

Bangor University: learning and growing with Woodland Heritage

Two leading forestry experts return to Bangor University on Tuesday, 15th March at 7.30pm to speak to Bangor Forestry Students Association (BFSA) about their exciting and varied career paths to-date, as well as about the many links between Bangor University and the charity Woodland Heritage.

Publication date: 4 March 2016