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Report from the field: well enforced ‘No Fishing Zones’ in Gökova Bay provide refuge for sandbar sharks

Posted on: 09.10.13 In: Eurasia

Edita Magileviciute, Fauna & Flora International’s Marine Programme Development Officer for Eurasia, shares some great news from one of our newest projects, which is working to strengthen the management of Turkey’s stunning Gökova Bay Marine Protected Area.

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Standing up for snakes

Wildlife photographer Jeremy Holden learnt the hard way to watch his step, but lived to tell the tale about his love of the maligned but beautiful snake.

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Filming the Tonkin snub-nosed monkey in northern Vietnam

Posted on: 03.09.13 In: Asia-Pacific & Australasia, General

A Vietnamese film crew documents just what it takes for Fauna & Flora International (FFI) to help conserve the Tonkin snub-nosed monkey in the frontier province of Ha Giang in northern Vietnam. In his first week on the job, Programme Officer Jeremy Parker tagged along to tell us the story…

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It takes people to save a species

Posted on: 23.08.13 In: Americas, General

Nav Dayanand, Managing Director of Fauna & Flora International in the United States, shares his thoughts from a recent visit to the Antiguan Racer Conservation Project and explains how it felt to meet one of these snakes in person.

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Why do we need World Lion Day?

Posted on: 09.08.13 In: Africa & Madagascar, General

Lion numbers have drastically declined over the past two decades. World Lion Day helps to draw attention to their plight, describes Ros Aveling, Deputy Chief Executive of Fauna & Flora International.

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The trouble with tussacs

Posted on: 01.08.13 In: Asia-Pacific & Australasia, General

Conservation in the Falkland Islands is restoring the native tussac habitat. This is great news for endemic birds and basking pinnipeds – but it can make life difficult for researchers.

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What is a species?

Posted on: 16.07.13 In: General

In recent years there has been a spate of news stories announcing new species discoveries from all corners of the Earth. But what exactly do we mean by ‘new species’? And how can scientists be sure this is indeed a new discovery? Guest blogger Sandhya Sekar from the University of Lincoln explains…

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The stunning seabirds of Ascension

Posted on: 03.07.13 In: Americas, General

Photographer Jeremy Holden recently visited Ascension Island in the South Atlantic and saw firsthand how removing invasive predators can help to restore natural ecosystems.

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There’s something exciting happening above the Gobi Desert

Last August, Fauna & Flora International posted a blog by Asia-Pacific Regional Director, Dr Tony Whitten, on our work in Mongolia. Here, Tony gives an update on an exciting new survey now underway over the Gobi Desert.

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Who knows whose nose? Training rangers to identify mountain gorillas

Posted on: 20.06.13 In: Africa & Madagascar, FFI Australia, FFI US, General

International Gorilla Conservation Programme’s field officer Charles Kayijamahe kept field diaries during his recent work on gorilla identification training in both Rwanda and Uganda over the last several months. On the eve of Kwita Izina, the Rwandan Development Board’s annual gorilla naming ceremony, we thought we’d share an excerpt from his diary.

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