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Blogs under category: Africa & Madagascar

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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Magical marine moments – our favourite underwater encounters

Sometimes it feels like our amazing seas don’t quite get the attention they deserve. So, for World Oceans Day, Fauna & Flora International staff share some of their favourite marine memories, to get you in the spirit…

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The tiger is not just the king of the jungle – but its heart and soul too

Matt Linkie, Fauna & Flora International’s Regional Conservation and Development Adviser, shows his stripes and shares his excitement at the wonders of the rainforest, uncovered by camera traps…

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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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