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Blogs under category: Africa & Madagascar

Why do we need World Lion Day?

Posted on: 09.08.13 In: General, Africa & Madagascar

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: General, FFI Australia, FFI US, Africa & Madagascar

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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What should you do if you find a dolphin or whale on the beach?

Posted on: 10.05.13 In: Eurasia, Africa & Madagascar, Marine

Edita Magileviciute, Marine Programme Development Officer, recently delivered a training workshop for local community members in Maio, Cape Verde, on cetacean rescue. The Maio Whale Strandings Response Team is now poised for action should the need arise.

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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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Tall, stripy and mighty: introducing the African zebrawood

Posted on: 12.02.13 In: General, Africa & Madagascar, Remarkable Trees

In the latest instalment of the Global Trees Campaign’s ‘Remarkable Trees’ blog series, Fauna & Flora International’s David Gill describes his encounter with the African zebrawood from Cameroon.

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Setting an offsetting example

Fauna & Flora International (FFI) is assisting Rio Tinto’s Richards Bay Minerals mine to meet its commitment of Net Positive Impact on biodiversity. Angela Hawdon describes how the project is bringing a range of stakeholders together to identify and protect this wonderful Coastal Dune Forest habitat.

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The chronicles of Oryx: a history of conservation – part one (1903-1913)

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. She begins with the origins of FFI, and reflects on the utilitarian approach of early conservationists.

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“Fragile planet” – getting the right messages across

Posted on: 17.01.13 In: General, Africa & Madagascar, Marine

Conservationists often talk about “fragile ecosystems”, but just how fragile are they? Fauna & Flora International’s Mark Infield investigates, and asks whether “doom and gloom” messages are actually counter-productive…

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Bewitching baobabs

Posted on: 13.12.12 In: General, Africa & Madagascar, Remarkable Trees

In the second instalment of our ‘Remarkable Trees’ blog series, Richard Jenkins from IUCN shares his fascination with Madagascar’s iconic baobabs…

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Some things are sacred

Posted on: 09.11.12 In: General, FFI US, Africa & Madagascar

With the publication of a report into the sacred sites of Uganda’s Rwenzori Mountains, Dr Mark Infield asks whether we are doing enough to ensure that conservation and cultural values go hand-in-hand.

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