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Blogs under category: General

Plastic pollution: our disposable life

Posted on: 09.11.17 In: General, Marine

Fauna & Flora International’s Director of Science, Dr Abigail Entwistle, discusses the consequences of our global addiction to throwaway plastic.

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Less effort, more reward. Good news from a Tanzanian island

Posted on: 30.10.17 In: General, Africa & Madagascar, Marine

Hannah Becker (Programme Manager, Conservation Science & Design) discusses the impacts of temporary octopus fishery closures off the coast of Pemba Island, Tanzania…

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Tracking wolves and tracking progress

Posted on: 18.09.17 In: General

Dr Abigail Entwistle, Director of Conservation Science and Design at Fauna & Flora International, reflects on the positive outcome of a review by one of FFI’s longest-standing donors…

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Celebrating Fair Isle’s marine protected area status – an island celebration to mark decades of effort!

Posted on: 05.09.17 In: General

Kerri Whiteside (FFI’s Marine Community Support Officer) shares her recent trip to Fair Isle, Scotland where she helped celebrate decades of community campaigning.

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Vulture Awareness Day brings attention to some of the world’s most overlooked species

Posted on: 01.09.17 In: General

Asian vultures have undergone a catastrophic decline in recent decades, with populations crashing by as much as 99%. In India and Nepal, four of nine vulture species are Critically Endangered, largely as a result of poisoning by a drug commonly used to treat livestock, diclofenac.

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Pangolins: One of the world’s least known and most hunted animals

Posted on: 09.08.17 In: General, Asia-Pacific & Australasia

Mark Todd discusses why pangolins are now believed to be the most trafficked mammal in the world…

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A beginner’s guide to ivory trade

International trade in elephant ivory has been banned since 1989, and yet 30% of Africa’s elephant population has been lost in the last ten years. What is the best way to tackle this crisis?

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Slither me timbers: snakes and scorpions of the Caribbean

Posted on: 25.05.17 In: General, Americas

Wildlife photographer and biologist Jeremy Holden recalls his encounter with the world’s scarcest snake in Saint Lucia, and asks what the future holds for this rare reptile…

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Seals, sharks and stunning sea life: recollections from a Whitley Award winner

Posted on: 19.05.17 In: General, Eurasia, Marine

Whitley Gold Award winner Zafer Kizilkaya shares his experiences from over 20 years in conservation…

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Artificial reefs – what’s in the name?

Posted on: 14.03.17 In: General, Marine, Conservation concepts

Artificial reefs are sometimes posited as a way to help tackle the decline in coral reefs around the world. But are they up to the job?

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