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Blogs under category: Africa & Madagascar

Less effort, more reward. Good news from a Tanzanian island

Posted on: 30.10.17 In: General, Africa & Madagascar, Marine

Hannah Becker (Programme Manager, Conservation Science & Design) discusses the impacts of temporary octopus fishery closures off the coast of Pemba Island, Tanzania…

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A beginner’s guide to ivory trade

International trade in elephant ivory has been banned since 1989, and yet 30% of Africa’s elephant population has been lost in the last ten years. What is the best way to tackle this crisis?

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Closing the gender gap in conservation

Posted on: 04.05.17 In: Africa & Madagascar

“We really have this gender gap in the conservation world. We knew we had a gap but now we are thinking: what can we do about it? During the training I realised we can do something to coach our sisters and children to be involved in conservation.” – Madeleine Nyiratuza, Rwanda.

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Be bold for change this International Women’s Day

Posted on: 08.03.17 In: General, Africa & Madagascar

This International Women’s Day, FFI’s Helen Anthem explains why gender equality in wildlife conservation is essential and explores some of the consequences of projects that aim to empower women but don’t engage men.

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Is the Grauer’s gorilla’s new status as ‘Critically Endangered’ actually good news?

Posted on: 20.10.16 In: Africa & Madagascar

Programme Coordinator for Fauna & Flora International’s DRC programme, Thalia Liokatis, shares her thoughts about why the IUCN re-categorisation of the world’s largest primate is a triumph in disguise…

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From Bee-burners to Beekeepers – a slow but sweet revolution

Posted on: 19.09.16 In: Africa & Madagascar

Fauna & Flora International’s Terrestrial Conservation Manager, Felipe Spina, shares his admiration for bees as nature’s hard workers, and explains how a new project is transforming the way that people on Príncipe Island produce honey…

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Vultures – seeing beauty in the beast

For International Vulture Awareness Day, Fauna & Flora International’s Lizzie Duthie shares how, when she was working in South Africa, vultures captured her heart…

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Sea change – new hope for our neglected oceans

Fauna & Flora International (FFI) has recently received a second substantial grant from the Arcadia Fund to support its marine conservation work. Here, Georgina Magin reflects on some of the programme’s successes over the last four years…

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Hunting and poaching – is it any of our business?

Posted on: 22.04.16 In: Africa & Madagascar, Business & Biodiversity

Fauna & Flora International’s Tom Maddox discusses the links between infrastructure development and illegal wildlife trade.

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Culture clash or a chance for change? Looking at the role of women in conservation

Posted on: 08.03.16 In: General, Africa & Madagascar

FFI’s Helen Anthem looks at how culture affects the ability of women around the world to engage in conservation and asks whether this is something we should strive to change.

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