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Blog from the month of: Jan 2013

Dart through the heart: Colombian frog becomes cherished mascot for conservation

Posted on: 29.01.13 In: Americas, General

During a trip to Colombia, Stuart Paterson (Conservation Leadership Programme Manager) took the opportunity to visit an amphibian research project that has spurred an entire community into action…

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Face to face with a tiger… in Australia?

As part of a Conservation Cultural Exchange arrangement, four tiger patrollers from Indonesia recently visited project partner Australia Zoo. For a bunch of guys who spend their lives protecting Sumatran tigers, it was the first time any of them had been able to get up close and personal with a live tiger. The trip opened their eyes to many other things too, and Andi Siswanto (with some help from his fellow travellers M Rosali, Jefri Yulius and Seven X) was inspired to document some of his thoughts in this lovely blog…

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Depressingly inspirational: 1920s film depicts a lost world

Posted on: 23.01.13 In: Asia-Pacific & Australasia

Stephen Browne, Fauna & Flora International’s Asia-Pacific Director of Operations, tries his hand as a film critic to highlight a film that gives an insight to a way of life and a time abundant with wildlife that we can only hope to see again.

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“Fragile planet” – getting the right messages across

Posted on: 17.01.13 In: Africa & Madagascar, General, Marine

Conservationists often talk about “fragile ecosystems”, but just how fragile are they? Fauna & Flora International’s Mark Infield investigates, and asks whether “doom and gloom” messages are actually counter-productive…

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Crocodiles and conservation: how evolution gets it right

Posted on: 15.01.13 In: Asia-Pacific & Australasia, General

Jeremy Holden examines our strange fascination with crocodiles – some of the planet’s longest-serving residents – and asks whether even 200 million years of evolutionary progress can withstand mankind’s modern pressures.

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The plight of the pangolin

Posted on: 14.01.13 In: Asia-Pacific & Australasia

Prak Chanthy, Project Officer for Fauna & Flora International’s HARVEST programme in Cambodia, is passionate about pangolins. Here she shares a story she’s written, in both English and Khmer, to help us all understand the plight of the very unusual, scaled little mammal.

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Bicycles, green space and urban living

Posted on: 09.01.13 In: Asia-Pacific & Australasia, General

Liam Walsh, who until recently was Programme Development Officer for Fauna & Flora International in Vietnam, discusses the consequences of our increasingly urbanised planet, and suggests a simple remedy.

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Real life superheroes

Kassie Campbell, a regular contributor to our site, blogs on meeting a real life conservation Wonder Woman, deep in the Sumatran jungle.

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Discovering a new global biodiversity hotspot in China

Posted on: 01.01.13 In: Asia-Pacific & Australasia, General

Tony Whitten (Fauna & Flora International’s Asia-Pacific Regional Director) reports on a recent trip to southern China, where he and other staff attended a remarkable symposium that focused on a little-known component of biodiversity.

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