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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.
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.
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…
Kassie Campbell, a regular contributor to our site, blogs on meeting a real life conservation Wonder Woman, deep in the Sumatran jungle.
Jeremy Holden ponders how an encounter with a herd of elephants has influenced his thoughts – both waking and asleep.
The October 2012 issue of Oryx – The International Journal of Conservation, contains a collection of articles examining marine conservation in Aceh, Indonesia. In this blog Matthew Linkie, FFI’s Aceh Programme Manager, explains the processes involved in the creation of these six articles.
We had such great feedback from a recent guest blog by Kassie Campbell, tiger handler at Australia Zoo, that we asked her write for us again. Here she blogs about an iconic Aussie marsupial, the wombat…
Godwin Limberg spends his days working for Fauna & Flora International in Kalimantan and his nights, it would appear, running Murung Raya’s local wildlife rescue centre and saving small animals from a life less … alive
Dr Ulrike Streicher is one of the few wildlife veterinarians in Indochina and one of Vietnam’s longest standing primate specialists. Uli splits her time between her two roles as Fauna & Flora International’s Vietnam Primate Programme Manager and as a wildlife veterinarian for primate and wildlife rescue centres across Indochina with support from the Eva-Mayr Stihl Foundation.
A recent posting on a popular social media forum has had huge impact and caused outcry on a global scale. When Uli sent the posting and pictures to the office in Cambridge, partly to let us know and partly to help explain what life can be like working in conservation on the ground, we were moved beyond words. Not only at the fact that human beings have done this, but that this is not uncommon. This despicable, unnecessary brutality is what Uli and her team, and others working not only in Vietnam but many other countries around the world, deal with every single day. As Uli is dedicated to the conservation of primates, we asked if she’d mind sharing this story and her thoughts with our staff around the world, and now we share it with you, because this needs to be told.
** WARNING ** We have not posted the most extreme of images that accompany this piece, due to the broad age range of our readers, but please be warned that some of the images below are very graphic and may cause distress.
Our team in Kerinci Seblat National Park dedicate their lives to saving Sumatra’s tigers. An incident like the one team leader Debbie Martyr describes below – and in the accompanying video – of finding a tiger caught in a snare is their worst nightmare.