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Blogs under category: Africa & Madagascar

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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What is nature for?

Posted on: 26.10.12 In: General, Africa & Madagascar

In his latest blog, Fauna & Flora International’s Dr Mark Infield asks whether simple economic arguments for conservation are enough.

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A bitter pill to swallow

Godwin Limberg, manager of FFI’s Murung Raya project in Central Kalimantan, looks at the issues around traditional Asian medicines and considers whether studying the psychology behind medicine might be the key to saving species.

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Youth: the next wave for change?

To mark World Oceans Day, Sarah Rakowski (Communications Officer at Fauna & Flora International) examines how youth engagement is shaping marine conservation efforts, and what this means for the future of our oceans.

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Tracking down new conservation heroes

In his role as Programme Manager for the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP), Stuart Paterson has come across some pretty heroic characters. Here, he explains how the CLP’s learning exchanges help alumni share their superpowers.

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Australia Answers The Call for gorilla conservation

Posted on: 21.05.12 In: FFI Australia, Africa & Madagascar

Jose Harnett, from Fauna & Flora International’s Australia office, headed to the University of New South Wales to teach some students a lesson or two about recycling…

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More than just a tree hugger

To help raise awareness of the world’s threatened trees, Fauna & Flora International will be publishing a ‘Remarkable Trees’ series of blogs covering tales of some of our favourite arboreal species. Here, David Gill (Programme Officer for the Global Trees Campaign) plants the seed…

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Getting the lay of the land in Namibia

Posted on: 19.04.12 In: General, Africa & Madagascar

Lahja Tijilumbu is an intern working with Fauna & Flora International and partners on a Landscape Level Assessment of land use and biodiversity vulnerability within the uranium province in the Central Namib. Here, she discusses the progress so far…

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The crocodile connection

Dr Mark Infield, Fauna & Flora International’s Cultural Values Programme Director, explains how we can harness people’s deep (and sometimes surprising) connections with nature for the benefit of all.

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Enlightened self interest – the bottom line for protected areas

Dr Mark Infield, Fauna & Flora International’s Director of Cultural Values & Conservation Programme, ponders the reality behind self-interest and local support of conservation.

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