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Conservation meets innovation

Posted on: 28.05.13 In: General

Ken Banks, Technology and Innovation Advisor at Fauna & Flora International (FFI), introduces Conservation Labs, a new FFI initiative looking to explore the potential application of new technologies for global conservation.

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Is there hope for the Bengal florican?

Posted on: 22.05.13 In: Asia-Pacific & Australasia, General

Today is the International Day for Biological Diversity, an opportunity to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. To commemorate the occasion, Fauna & Flora International’s Jeremy Holden tells us about his encounter with Cambodia’s rarest bird species.

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Meeting the green giant of Sabah

Posted on: 14.05.13 In: Asia-Pacific & Australasia, Remarkable Trees

Robin Loveridge describes a spectacular dipterocarp in the latest installment of the Global Trees Campaign’s ‘Remarkable Trees’ blog series. Fauna & Flora International supports community forestry initiatives in Borneo to grow and protect threatened tree species.

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What should you do if you find a dolphin or whale on the beach?

Posted on: 10.05.13 In: Africa & Madagascar, Eurasia, Marine

Edita Magileviciute, Marine Programme Development Officer, recently delivered a training workshop for local community members in Maio, Cape Verde, on cetacean rescue. The Maio Whale Strandings Response Team is now poised for action should the need arise.

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The chronicles of Oryx: a history of conservation – part four (1934-1943)

Posted on: 07.05.13 In: 110 Years of Innovative Conservation

This year, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) marks its 110th Anniversary. To celebrate, Elizabeth Allen has been searching through the archives, looking at how conservation has changed over the decades. Here, she looks at how conservation fared during a very turbulent period in history.

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Displacement behaviour not in evidence in Aceh

Posted on: 30.04.13 In: Asia-Pacific & Australasia, General

Tony Whitten, Asia-Pacific Regional Director at Fauna & Flora International, recently attended a meeting in Aceh, Indonesia, that proved both inspirational and insightful. The resulting appeal by meeting participants was decidedly not the conservation equivalent of scratching backsides in Aceh.

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Happy returns to Vietnam

Posted on: 23.04.13 In: Asia-Pacific & Australasia, General

Josh Kempinski paints a picture of Kon Tum, Vietnam, following his latest visit, and describes how new thinking about ecosystem valuation may help to save this beautiful forest landscape.

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Biodiversity offsets: playing with matches?

Posted on: 18.04.13 In: Business & Biodiversity, General, Mining & Energy

A few weeks ago, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) held an internal workshop in Cambridge on the controversial topic of biodiversity offsetting. Joe Bull, a Phd candidate studying offsets in Uzbekistan with part funding from FFI, presented at the workshop and shares about the experience.

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Shackleton’s wildlife – what would he have seen?

Posted on: 11.04.13 In: Climate Change, FFI Australia, General, Marine

Wildlife photographer Jeremy Holden has just returned from an intrepid Antarctic visit. Here he blogs about what he saw and how conservation efforts on South Georgia are returning the island to its former splendour.

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Investing in livelihoods for the benefit of conservation

Fauna & Flora International’s Environmental Markets Community Specialist, Jane Dunlop, explains how a community-owned fund that provides accessible loans to small enterprises is supporting conservation work in Indonesia.

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