Gardens of Eden in Ethiopia

In northern Ethiopia, Orthodox churches believe that churches should be a home to all God’s creatures. To this end, these churches surround themselves with forests, symbolic representations of the Garden of Eden, home to a multitude of plant and animal life. But the Gardens are shrinking…

(The story linked to above, from the PLoS blog, linked to from Boing Boing, covers the efforts of scientists to tackle the environmental impact of the shrinking foredts. It’s a fascinating story, both scientifically and culturally, so please check it out.)

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