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Blogs under category: Marine

Why marine protected areas are not just about conservation

Posted on: 01.07.14 In: General, Marine

Economic arguments against marine protection are fundamentally flawed, says Andrew Binnie from the Community of Arran Seabed Trust (COAST). Here, he sets the record straight…

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Magical marine moments – our favourite underwater encounters

Sometimes it feels like our amazing seas don’t quite get the attention they deserve. So, for World Oceans Day, Fauna & Flora International staff share some of their favourite marine memories, to get you in the spirit…

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2,000 plastic beads? Not in my face scrub…

Posted on: 07.05.14 In: General, Marine

With a simple experiment, Fauna & Flora International’s marine plastics project officer, Tanya Cox, demonstrates why tiny plastic microbeads pose such a big threat to our oceans.

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Encounter with a leopard seal

Posted on: 12.11.13 In: Climate Change, FFI Australia, General, Marine

Wildlife photographer and field biologist Jeremy Holden reflects on some close calls and wonders why humans are so rarely victimised by animals…

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Working smarter to conserve an Australian icon

Sue Sargent, Conservation Partnerships Manager with Fauna & Flora International in Australia, comes face to face with some of the conservation challenges facing one of Australia’s most iconic species – the grey nurse shark.

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When art imitates life, and life imitates art

Posted on: 06.06.13 In: Asia-Pacific & Australasia, Marine

Esther Tyson, member of the Society of Wildlife Artists, has recently returned from a working trip in Cambodia. Esther sketched aspects of two Fauna & Flora International programmes and was also Artist-in-Residence for Song Saa Private Island. In the lead up to World Ocean’s Day on 8 June, Esther shares some of her diary with us, in what was to become a memorable cultural and artistic exchange.

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What should you do if you find a dolphin or whale on the beach?

Posted on: 10.05.13 In: Marine

Edita Magileviciute, Marine Programme Development Officer, recently delivered a training workshop for local community members in Maio, Cape Verde, on cetacean rescue. The Maio Whale Strandings Response Team is now poised for action should the need arise.

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Shackleton’s wildlife – what would he have seen?

Posted on: 11.04.13 In: Climate Change, FFI Australia, General, Marine

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.

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Investing in livelihoods for the benefit of conservation

Fauna & Flora International’s Environmental Markets Community Specialist, Jane Dunlop, explains how a community-owned fund that provides accessible loans to small enterprises is supporting conservation work in Indonesia.

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An appetite for the truth: why do people eat turtle eggs?

Posted on: 04.03.13 In: 10 Years of Turtle Conservation, Americas, Marine

Gena Abarca, Environmental Education Coordinator for Fauna & Flora International’s sea turtle programme in Nicaragua, shares some key findings from a recent study that looked to uncover the truth behind turtle egg consumption.

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