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Oysters: the best ambassador of them all?

Posted on: 15.10.12 In: General, Marine

Whales, dolphins and tropical fish are all very well, but here Elizabeth Allen, Programme Officer for Conservation Partnerships at Fauna & Flora International, extols the virtues of the humble oyster, and reflects on its potency as a symbol for the relationship between mankind and the sea.

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Elephant dreams

Jeremy Holden ponders how an encounter with a herd of elephants has influenced his thoughts – both waking and asleep.

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A race against the odds

Posted on: 08.10.12 In: General, Americas

With the Saint Lucia racer recently dubbed ‘the world’s rarest snake’, Fauna & Flora International’s Dr Jenny Daltry looks back at the hugely successful Antiguan Racer Conservation Project, which may hold the answers to saving this species.

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Diving into Aceh’s ocean of knowledge

Posted on: 05.10.12 In: FFI Australia, Asia-Pacific & Australasia, Marine

The October 2012 issue of Oryx – The International Journal of Conservation, contains a collection of articles examining marine conservation in Aceh, Indonesia. In this blog Matthew Linkie, FFI’s Aceh Programme Manager, explains the processes involved in the creation of these six articles.

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Who loves creepy-crawlies?

Eighteen years ago, Fauna & Flora International’s Dr Tony Whitten first learned about a serious threat to the Hon Chong hills in Vietnam, which are home to many rare and endemic species. Here he shares his thoughts on the news story, which has finally broken.

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A bitter pill to swallow

Godwin Limberg, manager of FFI’s Murung Raya project in Central Kalimantan, looks at the issues around traditional Asian medicines and considers whether studying the psychology behind medicine might be the key to saving species.

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Making our mark on the world stage of conservation

Posted on: 20.09.12 In: General

Pippa Howard and Laura Somerville talk about their experiences at the World Conservation Congress in Korea, where landscape level approaches and collaborations were at the forefront of people’s minds.

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The conservation shamen

Posted on: 17.09.12 In: General, Asia-Pacific & Australasia

From tiger spirits to the law of the jungle, Jeremy Holden discusses how local beliefs and customs affect the way people view these big cats, and what this means for conservation.

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Collaborating on the coast

Posted on: 13.09.12 In: General, Asia-Pacific & Australasia, Marine

Cambodia Country Manager Berry Mulligan grabs his camera and escapes his desk in Phnom Penh to visit the Fauna & Flora International (FFI) Aceh Programme and learn about locally-lead marine resource management.

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The way of the wombat … the fight to save our Northern hairy nosed friends

We had such great feedback from a recent guest blog by Kassie Campbell, tiger handler at Australia Zoo, that we asked her write for us again. Here she blogs about an iconic Aussie marsupial, the wombat…

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