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Blog from the month of: Nov 2012

Leading the way to better bat conservation

Posted on: 23.11.12 In: Asia-Pacific & Australasia, General

After three years of academic graft, the bat signal flashes in the sky for Dr Neil Furey, writes Jeremy Holden.

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Are we rearranging deckchairs on the Titanic, or can we avoid the iceberg?

Anna Lyons describes three recent events that have underlined the importance and urgency of scaling up responsible business practices, and argues that Singapore may be rising as a centre for sustainable action.

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The art of conservation

Posted on: 15.11.12 In: Asia-Pacific & Australasia, General

Over the years, Stephen Browne has amassed an impressive collection of folk art. Set against the background of the economics vs aesthetics debate, he talks about some of his favourite pieces and discusses what these say about the cultures they come from…

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A record-breaking season at the Iberian lynx breeding centre

Posted on: 13.11.12 In: Eurasia, General

With another update from the Iberian lynx breeding centre in Portugal, volunteers Maike Demski and Tom Smith tell of the astonishing success of this year’s breeding season, and introduce a few of the characters…

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Some things are sacred

Posted on: 09.11.12 In: Africa & Madagascar, FFI US, General

With the publication of a report into the sacred sites of Uganda’s Rwenzori Mountains, Dr Mark Infield asks whether we are doing enough to ensure that conservation and cultural values go hand-in-hand.

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Mining copper amid glaciers in the Chilean Andes

Posted on: 01.11.12 In: Americas, Business & Biodiversity, General

While in transit on her way back from a trip to Chile with Anglo American, Pippa Howard shares her reflections on the importance of sustainable water management high in the Andes Mountains. Mining, agriculture and people’s livelihoods all depend on the fresh water that cycles through the alpine wetlands.

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