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Blogs under category: Marine

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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Final leg of Shackleton Epic underway

It’s true – a picture does tell a thousand words. The images below, taken in recent days, show the reality of the journey the crew of the Shackleton Epic are currently enduring.

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The chronicles of Oryx: a history of conservation – part one (1903-1913)

This year, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) marks its 110th Anniversary. Over the next 12 months, FFI’s Elizabeth Allen will be searching through the archives, looking at how conservation has changed over the decades. She begins with the origins of FFI, and reflects on the utilitarian approach of early conservationists.

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“Fragile planet” – getting the right messages across

Posted on: 17.01.13 In: Africa & Madagascar, General, Marine

Conservationists often talk about “fragile ecosystems”, but just how fragile are they? Fauna & Flora International’s Mark Infield investigates, and asks whether “doom and gloom” messages are actually counter-productive…

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