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Through blistering sunshine and a tropical downpour the Fauna & Flora International (FFI) coastal and marine conservation team in Cambodia kept on smiling throughout World Oceans Day, 8 June 2015!
Community Development Advisor Gordon Homer describes in vivid detail a recent expedition to the remote Cardamom Mountains in Cambodia, where he and colleagues from FFI were searching for signs of the rare and elusive Siamese crocodile.
Marta Calix explains how her internship with the Global Trees Campaign has completely changed the way she looks at trees, and why each species is just as unique and fascinating as any mammal or bird…and just as worth saving.
Scientists have recently published a guide to Myanmar’s marine invertebrates, but what exactly are they and why should we care? Drawing on her own past experience, Fauna & Flora International’s Sarah Rakowski shares her thoughts…
As the World Bank prepares to update its Environmental Safeguard Policies, Pippa Howard asks if weak standards and poor enforcement are paving the way for companies to destroy biodiversity.
As the Global Trees Campaign publishes a series of practical guidelines for tree conservation, Fauna & Flora International’s Dave Gill explains why we need to make these techniques more accessible to the wider conservation community.
On World Pangolin Day, Dan Challender, Co-Chair of the IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group, outlines the devastating effect of the illegal wildlife trade on a sorely neglected animal, and highlights the need for urgent intervention on its behalf.
Cambodian herpetologist Neang Thy has been researching amphibians and reptiles since 2003 and has an impressive record of discoveries including a wolf snake, a kukri snake and a lygosoma lizard species.
In 2010, Thy was honoured with a namesake gecko, the Southeast Asian Cnemaspis neangthyi, and he’s just made headlines again with the discovery of a legless amphibian, Ichthyophis cardamomensis – only the second caecilian species ever to be found in Cambodia. Here Thy shares his thoughts about the thrill of being a part of herpetology history…
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.
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.