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Blogs under category: Conservation concepts

A beginner’s guide to ivory trade

International trade in elephant ivory has been banned since 1989, and yet 30% of Africa’s elephant population has been lost in the last ten years. What is the best way to tackle this crisis?

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Artificial reefs – what’s in the name?

Posted on: 14.03.17 In: General, Marine, Conservation concepts

Artificial reefs are sometimes posited as a way to help tackle the decline in coral reefs around the world. But are they up to the job?

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Jargon buster: What is wildlife trade?

Posted on: 23.03.16 In: General, Conservation concepts

The illegal trade in wildlife is a growing global problem worth billions of dollars a year. But what is wildlife trade? Is it always a bad thing, and why should we care? Fauna & Flora International’s Rebecca Drury explains…

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Jargon buster: ecosystem and landscape approaches to conservation

As environmental challenges change and intensify, our means of addressing them must also adapt. In this instalment of our jargon buster blog series, Kristi Foster considers two strategies for environmental management that are rapidly gaining traction worldwide: ecosystem and landscape approaches.

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Jargon buster: ecosystem services

In the spirit of clear communication, we are starting a series of jargon buster blog posts, which aim to demystify some of the more obscure terms used by the conservation community. In this second instalment, Kristi Foster explains just what we mean by ‘ecosystem services’.

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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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More than maps – how GIS has changed the way we see the world

Today is GIS Day, but what on earth are Geographical Information Systems, and what have they ever done for us? In this edited extract from our magazine, Fauna & Flora International’s Andy Cameron explains.

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Kicking goals for wildlife: securing the future of northern Kenya’s wildlife through sport

Since its establishment in 2004, the Northern Rangelands Trust has helped many communities set up, manage and fund conservancies in northern Kenya. Their model is a beautiful example of conservation ‘by the people, for the people’.
Zoos Victoria’s Brooke Squires works in their Wildlife Conservation & Science Department, and has a particular passion for Kenya, having worked there for seven years. Here Brooke blogs about one of these community conservancies, where football is the name of the game…

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The art of scientific scribing – why papers and journals are so important in conservation

Fauna & Flora International’s Dr Stephen Browne puts pen to paper to share why scientific writing is such a powerful tool in the conservationist’s box…

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Curbing illegal wildlife trade

Posted on: 17.02.14 In: General, FFI US, Conservation concepts

Nav Dayanand, Managing Director with Fauna & Flora International in the United States, attended and presented at last week’s Illegal Wildlife Trade symposium in London. Here he asks ‘Can these new global commitments guarantee hope for many endangered species?’

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