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Blogs under category: Mining & Energy

When boundaries break down: oil and gas in protected areas

Posted on: 01.07.15 In: Business & Biodiversity, General, Mining & Energy

The ever-increasing worldwide demand for energy is driving oil and gas exploration into ocean depths, polar landscapes and once-remote corners of the globe, including protected areas. Here Fauna & Flora International’s David Marsh explores this growing problem and what we’re doing about it.

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The wilting of safeguard policies?

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.

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Oil, water and democracy: when governments sell out on environment

From the Peruvian Amazon to Canada’s subarctic, decision-makers are putting For Sale signs on some of our last pristine ecosystems. Fauna & Flora International’s Pippa Howard and Kristi Foster ask, is this really democracy?

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Can partnerships save the world’s biodiversity?

Posted on: 18.07.14 In: Business & Biodiversity, General, Mining & Energy

In our rapidly changing world, partnerships are proving to be one of the most successful approaches in conserving the earth’s biodiversity. Fauna & Flora International’s Kristi Foster explains why NGOs, businesses, governments and communities are putting down their gloves and joining forces.

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Trash, trade or treasure: should we offset biodiversity?

Biodiversity offsets are a hotly contested topic in the worlds of conservation and corporate sustainability. Here’s the latest in the debate on whether they should – or shouldn’t – be tools of the conservation trade.

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Grabbing the biodiversity crisis by the horns

Yes, we know there’s a biodiversity crisis looming. But now isn’t the time to bury our heads in the sand. Now’s the time to brave up, get real and get moving says Fauna & Flora International’s Pippa Howard.

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Stripping nature: floods and biodiversity

As a flood-stricken UK battles nature’s forces, with thousands of homes under water and flood warnings still mounting, Fauna & Flora International’s Pippa Howard questions if we could have prepared for these natural disasters – or if we’ll prepare for the next.

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Facing the global energy crisis: why it is vital we conserve biodiversity

Posted on: 02.01.14 In: Business & Biodiversity, Mining & Energy

Fauna & Flora International’s Pippa Howard and Kristi Foster break down the divide between the energy crisis and biodiversity loss – and explain what we’re doing about it.

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Without ecology there is no economy

Fauna & Flora International’s Helen Nyul and David Wright explore the need to value nature following the inaugural World Forum on Natural Capital

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Biodiversity offsets: playing with matches?

Posted on: 18.04.13 In: Business & Biodiversity, General, Mining & Energy

A few weeks ago, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) held an internal workshop in Cambridge on the controversial topic of biodiversity offsetting. Joe Bull, a Phd candidate studying offsets in Uzbekistan with part funding from FFI, presented at the workshop and shares about the experience.

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