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A record-breaking season at the Iberian lynx breeding centre

Posted on: 13.11.12 In: General, Eurasia

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: General, FFI US, Africa & Madagascar

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: General, Americas, Business & Biodiversity

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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What is nature for?

Posted on: 26.10.12 In: General, Africa & Madagascar

In his latest blog, Fauna & Flora International’s Dr Mark Infield asks whether simple economic arguments for conservation are enough.

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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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