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Blogs under category: Eurasia

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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The chronicles of Oryx: a history of conservation – part two (1914-1923)

This year, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) marks its 110th Anniversary. Over the next 12 months, FFI’s Elizabeth Allen will be searching through the archives, looking at how conservation has changed over the decades. In part two, she discusses how attitudes began to change during FFI’s second decade.

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The chronicles of Oryx: a history of conservation – part one (1903-1913)

This year, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) marks its 110th Anniversary. Over the next 12 months, FFI’s Elizabeth Allen will be searching through the archives, looking at how conservation has changed over the decades. She begins with the origins of FFI, and reflects on the utilitarian approach of early conservationists.

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Winter wonderland

Posted on: 27.12.12 In: Americas, Asia-Pacific & Australasia, Eurasia, General

For those in the Northern Hemisphere, the cold, dark days until spring can be a challenge. Here, Fauna & Flora International’s Sarah Rakowski shares a selection of beautiful “wintery” photographs that she hopes will help to show the world the bright side of winter….

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A record-breaking season at the Iberian lynx breeding centre

Posted on: 13.11.12 In: Eurasia, General

With another update from the Iberian lynx breeding centre in Portugal, volunteers Maike Demski and Tom Smith tell of the astonishing success of this year’s breeding season, and introduce a few of the characters…

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A bitter pill to swallow

Godwin Limberg, manager of FFI’s Murung Raya project in Central Kalimantan, looks at the issues around traditional Asian medicines and considers whether studying the psychology behind medicine might be the key to saving species.

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Wild ass – no longer the butt of jokes

Tony Whitten, Regional Director at Fauna & Flora International and recipient of the Mongolian President’s Friendship Medal for his services to conservation, explains why recent biodiversity assessments in the Gobi desert gave him a sense of vindication and high hopes for the future.

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Youth: the next wave for change?

To mark World Oceans Day, Sarah Rakowski (Communications Officer at Fauna & Flora International) examines how youth engagement is shaping marine conservation efforts, and what this means for the future of our oceans.

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Tracking down new conservation heroes

In his role as Programme Manager for the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP), Stuart Paterson has come across some pretty heroic characters. Here, he explains how the CLP’s learning exchanges help alumni share their superpowers.

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