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WORLD TREE NEWS

Mythology and shamanism

The Tree of Life aka the World Tree is an ancient and global symbol of the totality of a universe in which everything is imbued with spirit.

spirit bear in its home habitat. © jon rawlinson/creative commons

The Great Bear Rainforest, one of the world’s largest remaining tracts of unspoiled temperate rainforest, has finally found legal protection and park status.

Seljalandfoss waterfall in Iceland. © RomanSlavik/shutterstock.com

Pope Francis is calling for radical transformation of politics, economics, and individual mindsets and lifestyles to truly begin caring for the Earth.

ancient yew tree in the Yenice reserve, northern Turkey. © Fred Hageneder

A major study of the genetic evolution of European yew reveals the origins and migration pattern of this unique tree, and its response to regional climate.

portrait of a mountain gorilla, Virunga National Park. © Karel Bartik/shutterstock.com

The uniquely beautiful Virunga National Park famous for it mountain gorillas and its continuing struggle with poaching, civil war, and multinational Big Oil.

logos of the Church in Wales and the AYG in front of the ancient yew tree at Llansoy. Photo © Peter Norton

There is no legal protection for the ancient yew trees of Britain. With the help of the AYG, the Church in Wales is pioneering a change for the better.