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Blogs under category: Asia-Pacific & Australasia

A chilling tale of man and nature

Posted on: 08.01.15 In: Asia-Pacific & Australasia

Fauna & Flora International’s Jeremy Holden recounts a story heard on a recent visit to Sumatra, which speaks of the relationship between man and nature, and the dangers of greed over harmony.

Please note: some of the images in this blog are quite graphic and may offend some readers.

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Jargon buster: mastering the basics of conservation

What exactly is biodiversity? Is there a difference between an ecosystem and a habitat? In this first instalment of our new jargon buster blog, we cover some of the fundamental terms that conservationists use on a daily basis.

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Tackling tiger trade: fighting fire with fire

Posted on: 31.12.14 In: Asia-Pacific & Australasia

With illegal poaching becoming an increasingly organised affair, the time has come for better coordination of anti-poaching efforts, says Debbie Martyr. Here, she explains how a simple idea – conceived over a beer one pensive evening – brought together Indonesia’s top brass to talk tiger trade.

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Life with the langurs

Posted on: 22.12.14 In: Americas, Asia-Pacific & Australasia, General

With a wealth of vivid detail, Conservation Leadership Programme alumna Martina Anandam describes how a visit from a fellow primatologist has helped her gain a new perspective on her work with langurs in India.

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The world according to Gorp the frog

Posted on: 19.12.14 In: Asia-Pacific & Australasia, General

Fauna & Flora International’s Dr Neil Aldrin Mallari, Country Director of the Philippines and keen frogger turns his hand to translating a message from Gorp the frog to the human race…

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Counting tigers and training conservationists

Posted on: 15.12.14 In: Asia-Pacific & Australasia

As a three-time recipient of a Rufford Small Grant himself, Dr Matt Linkie knows the long-term benefits of supporting conservationists and their projects better than most. Now able to share his own lessons with new grantees, Matt talks about the importance of promoting good science in the tropics…

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Capturing the cultural heritage of an Australian paradise island

Posted on: 05.12.14 In: Asia-Pacific & Australasia, FFI Australia, Marine

Over the last 12 months, Sue Sargent, Fauna & Flora International’s Conservation Partnerships Manager, has been working with the Butchulla community on a project trying to capture what archeologists say is more than a 5,000 year cultural history. Sue talks about the journey…

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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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Rumour and confusion – investigating the death of a tiger cub

Posted on: 25.11.14 In: Asia-Pacific & Australasia, General

Illustrator Imogen Clowes shares her experiences and artwork from a recent trip to Sumatra, Indonesia, where she witnessed an upsetting event…

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