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Blogs under category: Africa & Madagascar

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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Renosterveld finds a home: one year on

Posted on: 09.02.16 In: Africa & Madagascar

Doctoral student Zoe Poulsen reports on the work of Fauna & Flora International’s partner Overberg Lowlands Conservation Trust, and explains why Haarwegskloof Renosterveld Reserve in South Africa’s Cape Floral Kingdom has become the heart of local conservation, research and education.

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Synthetic rhino horn: why it won’t save the rhino

Posted on: 27.01.16 In: Africa & Madagascar

Fauna & Flora International’s Rebecca Drury explains why synthetic rhino horn – though likely to be commercially viable – is extremely unlikely to save the rhino.

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One wish (or two) for rhinos on World Rhino Day

Posted on: 22.09.15 In: FFI US, Africa & Madagascar

On World Rhino Day, Fauna & Flora International’s Ros Aveling sends out a wish to help us on the path to a safe future for these awe-inspiring animals.

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First steps: an Indian Ocean island community’s big move to save their octopus

Posted on: 13.07.15 In: General, Africa & Madagascar, Marine

An exciting day on Pemba Island, Tanzania, as one community gets its first taste of what marine conservation can offer…

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Giving rhinos a sporting chance

Posted on: 17.06.15 In: General, FFI US, Africa & Madagascar

Cricket bats, Pimm’s and…rhinos? Fauna & Flora International’s Sarah Rakowski reports on a rather unusual charity cricket match that could help change the fortunes of one of the world’s most iconic – but beleaguered – animals.

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Wooden personalities: how I learned that trees are totally remarkable

Marta Calix explains how her internship with the Global Trees Campaign has completely changed the way she looks at trees, and why each species is just as unique and fascinating as any mammal or bird…and just as worth saving.

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Speaking up for nature on the East African oil and gas ‘frontier’

Fauna & Flora International’s David Marsh explains how environmental and civil society groups joined forces to voice their concerns at the East African Petroleum Conference…

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