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Blogs under category: FFI Australia

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 tiger is not just the king of the jungle – but its heart and soul too

Matt Linkie, Fauna & Flora International’s Regional Conservation and Development Adviser, shows his stripes and shares his excitement at the wonders of the rainforest, uncovered by camera traps…

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Celebrating conservation heroes who dispel the myth of the ‘weaker sex’

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Kassie Campbell, conservationist and tiger handler with Fauna & Flora International partner organisation, Australia Zoo, shares her admiration for three women whose conservation credentials are to be celebrated.

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Encounter with a leopard seal

Posted on: 12.11.13 In: Climate Change, FFI Australia, General, Marine

Wildlife photographer and field biologist Jeremy Holden reflects on some close calls and wonders why humans are so rarely victimised by animals…

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Working smarter to conserve an Australian icon

Sue Sargent, Conservation Partnerships Manager with Fauna & Flora International in Australia, comes face to face with some of the conservation challenges facing one of Australia’s most iconic species – the grey nurse shark.

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Standing up for snakes

Wildlife photographer Jeremy Holden learnt the hard way to watch his step, but lived to tell the tale about his love of the maligned but beautiful snake.

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Who knows whose nose? Training rangers to identify mountain gorillas

Posted on: 20.06.13 In: Africa & Madagascar, FFI Australia, FFI US, General

International Gorilla Conservation Programme’s field officer Charles Kayijamahe kept field diaries during his recent work on gorilla identification training in both Rwanda and Uganda over the last several months. On the eve of Kwita Izina, the Rwandan Development Board’s annual gorilla naming ceremony, we thought we’d share an excerpt from his diary.

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Shackleton’s wildlife – what would he have seen?

Posted on: 11.04.13 In: Climate Change, FFI Australia, General, Marine

Wildlife photographer Jeremy Holden has just returned from an intrepid Antarctic visit. Here he blogs about what he saw and how conservation efforts on South Georgia are returning the island to its former splendour.

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Final leg of Shackleton Epic underway

It’s true – a picture does tell a thousand words. The images below, taken in recent days, show the reality of the journey the crew of the Shackleton Epic are currently enduring.

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Face to face with a tiger… in Australia?

As part of a Conservation Cultural Exchange arrangement, four tiger patrollers from Indonesia recently visited project partner Australia Zoo. For a bunch of guys who spend their lives protecting Sumatran tigers, it was the first time any of them had been able to get up close and personal with a live tiger. The trip opened their eyes to many other things too, and Andi Siswanto (with some help from his fellow travellers M Rosali, Jefri Yulius and Seven X) was inspired to document some of his thoughts in this lovely blog…

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