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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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Be bold for change this International Women’s Day

Posted on: 08.03.17 In: General, Africa & Madagascar

This International Women’s Day, FFI’s Helen Anthem explains why gender equality in wildlife conservation is essential and explores some of the consequences of projects that aim to empower women but don’t engage men.

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On the right road? Paving the way for wiser development decisions

Posted on: 24.01.17 In: General, Business & Biodiversity

In the conservationist’s lexicon, development is by no means a dirty word, but decision-makers sometimes need to be reminded to take full account of its implications for people and wildlife, as Fauna & Flora International’s Tim Knight explains. Given all the political turmoil and global conflict that characterised 2016, a year in which the unthinkable had a nasty habit of becoming reality overnight, it is no surprise that one or two surreal moments slipped by unnoticed. Last June, news reached…

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