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Blogs under category: General

The wonder of nature at night through the lens

In his latest Rainforest Diary entry, biologist and wildlife photographer Jeremy Holden experiments with mushrooms, and discovers a mystery only revealed at night…

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Witness to a crime: getting to grips with the realities of wildlife conservation

Posted on: 21.08.14 In: Africa & Madagascar, General

It’s not unusual for conservation donors to visit the projects they so passionately support. Fauna & Flora International (FFI) Philanthropy Adviser Paul White recently travelled with a group who got more than they bargained for during a visit to Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. Paul kept a diary of a very eventful day – and here we share some of it with you.

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‘Be prepared’: the motto of scouts and photographers alike

Wildlife photographer and field biologist Jeremy Holden continues his Rainforest Diary series. Here, he writes about a lost opportunity and a very lucky break…

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Back to the future – why learning from the past can help the future

City slicker Nina Loi Nevado, an intern with Fauna & Flora International in the Philippines, takes a country break with the intention of helping a local community with forest management, but comes back having learnt more than she ever imagined…

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Oil, water and democracy: when governments sell out on environment

From the Peruvian Amazon to Canada’s subarctic, decision-makers are putting For Sale signs on some of our last pristine ecosystems. Fauna & Flora International’s Pippa Howard and Kristi Foster ask, is this really democracy?

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Leave only footprints in the sand…

Summer has finally arrived in the northern hemisphere! If you’re heading to the coast any time soon, Fauna & Flora International Marine Project Officer Kate West has a few tips to ensure you don’t leave an unwanted legacy behind you.

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The art of scientific scribing – why papers and journals are so important in conservation

Fauna & Flora International’s Dr Stephen Browne puts pen to paper to share why scientific writing is such a powerful tool in the conservationist’s box…

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Can partnerships save the world’s biodiversity?

Posted on: 18.07.14 In: Business & Biodiversity, General, Mining & Energy

In our rapidly changing world, partnerships are proving to be one of the most successful approaches in conserving the earth’s biodiversity. Fauna & Flora International’s Kristi Foster explains why NGOs, businesses, governments and communities are putting down their gloves and joining forces.

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Sweeping for tiger snares in Sumatra

Posted on: 14.07.14 In: Asia-Pacific & Australasia, General

Fauna & Flora International biologist and wildlife photographer Jeremy Holden reports on this year’s Great Kerinci Snare Sweep – an annual competition to step up protection for tigers at a critical time of year.

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Training Cambodia’s next conservation scientists

Posted on: 03.07.14 In: Asia-Pacific & Australasia, General

Nick Souter, Project Manager for Fauna & Flora International’s Cambodian University Capacity Building Project, co-manages the only conservation Masters degree course in the country.

Here we share an edited extract from a piece Nick wrote recently for Australian Quarterly, on why this project is so important.

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