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Blogs under category: Marine

Sea change – new hope for our neglected oceans

Fauna & Flora International (FFI) has recently received a second substantial grant from the Arcadia Fund to support its marine conservation work. Here, Georgina Magin reflects on some of the programme’s successes over the last four years…

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Talking microplastics at the Houses of Parliament

Posted on: 07.06.16 In: General, Marine

Daniel Steadman, Marine Plastics Projects Manager at Fauna & Flora International reflects on his recent visit to the UK Houses of Parliament, where he spoke up for our oceans at an inquiry about microplastics.

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World Turtle Day

Posted on: 23.05.16 In: Americas, Asia-Pacific & Australasia, Marine

To celebrate World Turtle Day Fauna & Flora International’s Alison Gunn and Kate West discuss how FFI are addressing some of the threats facing turtles in Nicaragua and Cambodia.

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Príncipe Island: a tiny biodiversity wonder in the Gulf of Guinea

Posted on: 04.05.16 In: Eurasia, Marine

Fauna & Flora International’s Felipe Spina and An Bollen describe their first impressions upon arriving on Príncipe Island as they work towards enhancing the island’s conservation.

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First steps: an Indian Ocean island community’s big move to save their octopus

Posted on: 13.07.15 In: General, Africa & Madagascar, Marine

An exciting day on Pemba Island, Tanzania, as one community gets its first taste of what marine conservation can offer…

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Celebrating seagrass and mangroves in Cambodia

Posted on: 23.06.15 In: General, FFI US, Asia-Pacific & Australasia, Marine

Through blistering sunshine and a tropical downpour the Fauna & Flora International (FFI) coastal and marine conservation team in Cambodia kept on smiling throughout World Oceans Day, 8 June 2015!

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A tale of tenacity – standing up for Scotland’s seas

Posted on: 22.04.15 In: General, Eurasia, FFI US, 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: FFI US, Asia-Pacific & Australasia, 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: General, Eurasia, FFI US, Africa & Madagascar, 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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