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Blogs under category: Eurasia

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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Tree conservation for zoologists

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.

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Natural allies – the caretakers of Maio Island

Posted on: 16.02.15 In: Africa & Madagascar, Eurasia, General, Marine

Photographer and film-maker Jeff Wilson recently travelled to the Cape Verdean island of Maio to get a better understanding of Fauna & Flora International’s work there. Through a series of beautiful images, he gives an insight into a remarkable community at a crossroads in its development.

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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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Leave only footprints in the sand…

Summer has finally arrived in the northern hemisphere! If you’re heading to the coast any time soon, Fauna & Flora International Marine Project Officer Kate West has a few tips to ensure you don’t leave an unwanted legacy behind you.

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Getting to the root of the issue: giving the Niedzwetzky apple a helping hand in Kyrgyzstan

Posted on: 23.06.14 In: Eurasia, General, Remarkable Trees

Robin Loveridge, Global Trees Campaign’s Programme Officer at Fauna & Flora International, goes apple hunting and looking for new solutions to an old problem in nature’s Eden in Central Asia, where apples first evolved.

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Magical marine moments – our favourite underwater encounters

Sometimes it feels like our amazing seas don’t quite get the attention they deserve. So, for World Oceans Day, Fauna & Flora International staff share some of their favourite marine memories, to get you in the spirit…

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Visit to the fruit and nut forests of Kyrgyzstan

Posted on: 14.01.14 In: Eurasia, FFI US, General

English major at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, Sarah Garnett joined FFI for an internship in August, travelling to Kyrgyzstan to see some of our work in one of the world’s most beautiful places…

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Report from the field: well enforced ‘No Fishing Zones’ in Gökova Bay provide refuge for sandbar sharks

Posted on: 09.10.13 In: Eurasia

Edita Magileviciute, Fauna & Flora International’s Marine Programme Development Officer for Eurasia, shares some great news from one of our newest projects, which is working to strengthen the management of Turkey’s stunning Gökova Bay Marine Protected Area.

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