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Blogs under category: Marine

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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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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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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Jargon buster: mastering the basics of conservation

What exactly is biodiversity? Is there a difference between an ecosystem and a habitat? In this first instalment of our new jargon buster blog, we cover some of the fundamental terms that conservationists use on a daily basis.

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Capturing the cultural heritage of an Australian paradise island

Over the last 12 months, Sue Sargent, Fauna & Flora International’s Conservation Partnerships Manager, has been working with the Butchulla community on a project trying to capture what archeologists say is more than a 5,000 year cultural history. Sue talks about the journey…

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More than maps – how GIS has changed the way we see the world

Today is GIS Day, but what on earth are Geographical Information Systems, and what have they ever done for us? In this edited extract from our magazine, Fauna & Flora International’s Andy Cameron explains.

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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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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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