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Far from the madding crowd: restored mangroves provide an oasis of calm in Jakarta

Posted on: 09.03.12 In: General, Asia-Pacific & Australasia

In the north of Jakarta mangroves are springing up once more, restoring a wasteland to its former, verdant glory. Dr Stephen Browne of Fauna & Flora International tells the story of this remarkable recovery, and explains what this means for both people and wildlife.

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There are many pieces in a monkey puzzle

Posted on: 06.03.12 In: General, Asia-Pacific & Australasia

In his latest blog, Dr Stephen Browne talks about the remarkable progress made towards conserving the recently discovered Myanmar snub-nosed monkey, and the work that still needs to be done.

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A conservation conundrum: people love nature but not protected areas

Posted on: 05.03.12 In: General

Dr Mark Infield, Fauna & Flora International’s Cultural Values Programme Director laments the lack of local support for protected areas, and points the finger – toward himself.

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I’m not really one to boast, but …

Dr Tony Whitten, Fauna & Flora International’s Asia-Pacific Director blogs about how REDD is providing the green light for Village Forests and local management in Indonesia

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Past connections form conservation future in Australia

Posted on: 27.02.12 In: FFI Australia, Asia-Pacific & Australasia

Fauna & Flora International’s Dr Mark Infield, Programme Director of Culture & Conservation, heads down under to enjoy the fruit that doesn’t fall far from the tree.

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Back from the brink: financiers save critically endangered native tree

Posted on: 24.02.12 In: FFI Australia

Jose Harnett, from Fauna & Flora International’s Australia office, got caught up in the fun of the serious business of raising money for charities in ICAP’s Charity Day…

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The next generation of conservationists – working with elephants in Cambodia

Posted on: 20.02.12 In: General, Asia-Pacific & Australasia

Phalla Leng, Fauna & Flora International’s Project Assistant with the Cambodian Elephant Conservation Group, and her Ministry of Environment counterpart Sovannak Keo, have teamed up to blog about their experiences in the field, working to save the Asian elephant.

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In the wake of Wallace – part two – birds of paradise

Posted on: 17.02.12 In: General, Asia-Pacific & Australasia

In the continuation of his blog on Alfred Russel Wallace, Fauna & Flora International’s Tony Whitten spends another day in paradise, retracing the steps of one of his conservation heroes.

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The problem is hazy, but the solution is clear

Stephen Browne, Senior Programme Manager with Fauna & Flora International’s Asia-Pacific team, squints through the haze and suggests where there’s smoke, there’s fire.

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What’s in a name – the perils of naming new species

Posted on: 03.02.12 In: General, Asia-Pacific & Australasia

Living a life less ordinary, wildlife photographer and field biologist Jeremy Holden’s white picket fence and ‘happily ever after’ turns out to be – a carnivorous plant. Uncomfortable with the honour of this new species taking his name, Jeremy ponders the process.

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