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Blogs under category: Africa & Madagascar

Uncovering the conservation challenges of Zambia’s national parks

In the second instalment of her Zambian adventure, Fauna & Flora International’s Pippa Howard explains some of the country’s conservation challenges and why its biodiversity is worth fighting for.

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Searching for Zambia’s Thornicroft giraffe

Posted on: 03.04.14 In: Africa & Madagascar, Business & Biodiversity

In the first instalment of her Zambian adventure, amidst crocodile threats and sleeping next to elephants, Fauna & Flora International’s Pippa Howard describes why conservation runs in her veins.

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Protecting one of the most threatened habitats on Earth

Posted on: 27.03.14 In: Africa & Madagascar, General

Long-time friend of Fauna & Flora International, Dr Odette Curtis makes an impassioned plea to help the Overberg Lowlands Conservation Trust build a new centre that looks set to become a hub for all concerned with saving one of the world’s most truly spectacular habitats…

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A glimpse of Liberia’s secret biodiversity

A decade after the country emerged from conflict, Fauna & Flora International’s Josh Kempinski shares a glimpse into some of Liberia’s incredible and yet unseen biodiversity, from pygmy hippos to chimpanzees.

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Cultural exchange: working with indigenous communities for conservation

Posted on: 12.02.14 In: Africa & Madagascar, General

Pamela Wairagala, Fauna & Flora International’s Senior Project Manager in Uganda, explains how gaining a better understanding of cultural connections with nature can help conservationists overcome conflict.

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How does it feel to meet a wild gorilla?

Posted on: 10.12.13 In: Africa & Madagascar, General

Fauna & Flora International’s Dr Chloe Hodgkinson and Dr Ros Aveling describe how it feels to encounter a mountain gorilla in the wild, and explain why it is so important to conserve these magnificent animals.

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Batting for conservation’s underdogs

Bats become a familiar sight at this time of year, as people prepare for Halloween festivities. But are they really so spooky? Fauna & Flora International’s Kristi Foster speaks up for these maligned mammals, and asks if we are doing enough to protect them.

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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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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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The chronicles of Oryx: a history of conservation – part two (1914-1923)

This year, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) marks its 110th Anniversary. Over the next 12 months, FFI’s Elizabeth Allen will be searching through the archives, looking at how conservation has changed over the decades. In part two, she discusses how attitudes began to change during FFI’s second decade.

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