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Blogs under category: Africa & Madagascar

Computer games: raising funds and awareness for charities

As gamers and game developers increasingly take an interest in real-world environmental issues, Fauna & Flora International’s Guy Smith looks at what this new era of ‘gaming for good’ could mean for conservation.

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Intercontinental connections: uniting young people to save the rhino

Guest blogger Trang Nguyen explains why she believes young people in Africa and Asia hold the key to the rhino’s future.

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More than maps – how GIS has changed the way we see the world

Today is GIS Day, but what on earth are Geographical Information Systems, and what have they ever done for us? In this edited extract from our magazine, Fauna & Flora International’s Andy Cameron explains.

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‘Mother of the forest’: why local enthusiasm could be the baobab’s saviour

Posted on: 09.10.14 In: Africa & Madagascar, Remarkable Trees

Georgina Magin, Fauna & Flora International’s Global Trees Campaign manager, writes about her recent trip to visit some of Madagascar’s most charismatic flora.

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Kicking goals for wildlife: securing the future of northern Kenya’s wildlife through sport

Since its establishment in 2004, the Northern Rangelands Trust has helped many communities set up, manage and fund conservancies in northern Kenya. Their model is a beautiful example of conservation ‘by the people, for the people’.
Zoos Victoria’s Brooke Squires works in their Wildlife Conservation & Science Department, and has a particular passion for Kenya, having worked there for seven years. Here Brooke blogs about one of these community conservancies, where football is the name of the game…

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Celebrating the world’s Critically Endangered trees

Fauna & Flora International’s Global Trees Campaign programme officer, David Gill, makes a case to increase support for the world’s Critically Endangered tree species

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Witness to a crime: getting to grips with the realities of wildlife conservation

Posted on: 21.08.14 In: Africa & Madagascar, General

It’s not unusual for conservation donors to visit the projects they so passionately support. Fauna & Flora International (FFI) Philanthropy Adviser Paul White recently travelled with a group who got more than they bargained for during a visit to Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. Paul kept a diary of a very eventful day – and here we share some of it with you.

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The canine army that’s protecting rhinos

Posted on: 31.07.14 In: Africa & Madagascar

Fauna & Flora International Deputy Chief Executive Ros Aveling is enthusiastic about the dog squad being trained to save some of the world’s most endangered species at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya…

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Leave only footprints in the sand…

Summer has finally arrived in the northern hemisphere! If you’re heading to the coast any time soon, Fauna & Flora International Marine Project Officer Kate West has a few tips to ensure you don’t leave an unwanted legacy behind you.

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Back in the DRC – heading home to a war zone

Posted on: 02.07.14 In: Africa & Madagascar, General

Fauna & Flora International’s Thalia Liokatis, Programme Coordinator for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has just returned from a long-postponed trip to a country of special meaning to her – both personally and professionally. Thalia blogs about her birthplace, and manages to find great beauty amongst some hideous tragedy…

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