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Blogs under category: Africa & Madagascar

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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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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