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Embracing America’s love affair with trees

Posted on: 01.05.15 In: Americas, FFI US, General, Remarkable Trees

Fauna & Flora International’s David Gill describes his recent visit to the USA, and explains why time is of the essence for the world’s most threatened tree species.

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A tale of tenacity – standing up for Scotland’s seas

Posted on: 22.04.15 In: Eurasia, FFI US, General, Marine

Andrew Binnie, Executive Director of the Community of Arran Seabed Trust (COAST), explains how the international recognition bestowed by a Goldman Environmental Prize is providing a real boost to coastal community conservationists.

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Speaking up for nature on the East African oil and gas ‘frontier’

Fauna & Flora International’s David Marsh explains how environmental and civil society groups joined forces to voice their concerns at the East African Petroleum Conference…

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Life’s little treasures: invertebrates under the sea

Posted on: 02.04.15 In: Asia-Pacific & Australasia, FFI US, Marine

Scientists have recently published a guide to Myanmar’s marine invertebrates, but what exactly are they and why should we care? Drawing on her own past experience, Fauna & Flora International’s Sarah Rakowski shares her thoughts…

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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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Pangolins under pressure

On World Pangolin Day, Dan Challender, Co-Chair of the IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group, outlines the devastating effect of the illegal wildlife trade on a sorely neglected animal, and highlights the need for urgent intervention on its behalf.

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Natural allies – the caretakers of Maio Island

Posted on: 16.02.15 In: Africa & Madagascar, Eurasia, FFI US, 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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Cambodia makes herpetology headlines… again

Posted on: 04.02.15 In: Asia-Pacific & Australasia, FFI US

Cambodian herpetologist Neang Thy has been researching amphibians and reptiles since 2003 and has an impressive record of discoveries including a wolf snake, a kukri snake and a lygosoma lizard species.

In 2010, Thy was honoured with a namesake gecko, the Southeast Asian Cnemaspis neangthyi, and he’s just made headlines again with the discovery of a legless amphibian, Ichthyophis cardamomensis – only the second caecilian species ever to be found in Cambodia. Here Thy shares his thoughts about the thrill of being a part of herpetology history…

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A chilling tale of man and nature

Posted on: 08.01.15 In: Asia-Pacific & Australasia, FFI US

Fauna & Flora International’s Jeremy Holden recounts a story heard on a recent visit to Sumatra, which speaks of the relationship between man and nature, and the dangers of greed over harmony.

Please note: some of the images in this blog are quite graphic and may offend some readers.

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