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The wilting of safeguard policies?

As the World Bank prepares to update its Environmental Safeguard Policies, Pippa Howard asks if weak standards and poor enforcement are paving the way for companies to destroy biodiversity.

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Tree conservation for zoologists

As the Global Trees Campaign publishes a series of practical guidelines for tree conservation, Fauna & Flora International’s Dave Gill explains why we need to make these techniques more accessible to the wider conservation community.

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Pangolins under pressure

On World Pangolin Day, Dan Challender, Co-Chair of the IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group, outlines the devastating effect of the illegal wildlife trade on a sorely neglected animal, and highlights the need for urgent intervention on its behalf.

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Natural allies – the caretakers of Maio Island

Posted on: 16.02.15 In: Africa & Madagascar, Eurasia, FFI US, General, Marine

Photographer and film-maker Jeff Wilson recently travelled to the Cape Verdean island of Maio to get a better understanding of Fauna & Flora International’s work there. Through a series of beautiful images, he gives an insight into a remarkable community at a crossroads in its development.

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Cambodia makes herpetology headlines… again

Posted on: 04.02.15 In: Asia-Pacific & Australasia, FFI US

Cambodian herpetologist Neang Thy has been researching amphibians and reptiles since 2003 and has an impressive record of discoveries including a wolf snake, a kukri snake and a lygosoma lizard species.

In 2010, Thy was honoured with a namesake gecko, the Southeast Asian Cnemaspis neangthyi, and he’s just made headlines again with the discovery of a legless amphibian, Ichthyophis cardamomensis – only the second caecilian species ever to be found in Cambodia. Here Thy shares his thoughts about the thrill of being a part of herpetology history…

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A chilling tale of man and nature

Posted on: 08.01.15 In: Asia-Pacific & Australasia, FFI US

Fauna & Flora International’s Jeremy Holden recounts a story heard on a recent visit to Sumatra, which speaks of the relationship between man and nature, and the dangers of greed over harmony.

Please note: some of the images in this blog are quite graphic and may offend some readers.

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The relationships that could save our planet

Posted on: 07.01.15 In: FFI US, General

Guest blogger Mialy Andriamahefazafy looks at the critical role that partnerships play in conservation, and asks whether we need to pay closer attention to how they work.

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Jargon buster: mastering the basics of conservation

What exactly is biodiversity? Is there a difference between an ecosystem and a habitat? In this first instalment of our new jargon buster blog, we cover some of the fundamental terms that conservationists use on a daily basis.

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Tackling tiger trade: fighting fire with fire

Posted on: 31.12.14 In: Asia-Pacific & Australasia, FFI US

With illegal poaching becoming an increasingly organised affair, the time has come for better coordination of anti-poaching efforts, says Debbie Martyr. Here, she explains how a simple idea – conceived over a beer one pensive evening – brought together Indonesia’s top brass to talk tiger trade.

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Life with the langurs

Posted on: 22.12.14 In: Americas, Asia-Pacific & Australasia, FFI US, General

With a wealth of vivid detail, Conservation Leadership Programme alumna Martina Anandam describes how a visit from a fellow primatologist has helped her gain a new perspective on her work with langurs in India.

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