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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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fauna & Flora International’s Dr Neil Aldrin Mallari, Country Director of the Philippines and keen frogger turns his hand to translating a message from Gorp the frog to the human race…
The significance of making connections to ensure successful conservation is a recurring theme in the global offices of Fauna & Flora International (FFI). Connections are made, relationships nurtured, and ideas put into action. Paul White, FFI’s Head of Supporter Recruitment and Development, ponders some not so obvious links between saving species and selling houses…