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Blogs under category: Americas

Return of the howler monkeys: signs of recovery 13 years after Hurricane Iris

Posted on: 25.02.14 In: Americas, General

Maarten Hofman, until recently Research Coordinator with Ya’axché Conservation Trust, now FONASO PhD Candidate, shares his thoughts on a recovering ecosystem. He recalls the joy of witnessing the first signs of a species returning since Hurricane Iris cleared most of its habitat 13 years ago.

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A helping hand – building conservation capacity when and where it matters most

Posted on: 16.01.14 In: Americas, General

Conservation is challenging at the best of times, and often a little bit of help can go a long, long way. Here, Rebecca Drury shares the inspiring story of Ya’axché Conservation Trust, Fauna & Flora International’s long-standing partner in Belize.

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No room for slothfulness, communication and collaboration are key to successful conservation

Recent events involving the attempted exportation of several pygmy three-toed sloths caused a day of uproar in Panama, and sparked contentious international debate. Fauna & Flora International’s Robin Loveridge looks at some of the issues to take some positives from the incident…

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Standing up for snakes

Wildlife photographer Jeremy Holden learnt the hard way to watch his step, but lived to tell the tale about his love of the maligned but beautiful snake.

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It takes people to save a species

Posted on: 23.08.13 In: Americas, General

Nav Dayanand, Managing Director of Fauna & Flora International in the United States, shares his thoughts from a recent visit to the Antiguan Racer Conservation Project and explains how it felt to meet one of these snakes in person.

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The stunning seabirds of Ascension

Posted on: 03.07.13 In: Americas, General

Photographer Jeremy Holden recently visited Ascension Island in the South Atlantic and saw firsthand how removing invasive predators can help to restore natural ecosystems.

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Into the valley of the shadow of death: disaster planning for the remarkable Chilean plum yew tree

Posted on: 18.06.13 In: Americas, General, Remarkable Trees

In the latest instalment of the Global Trees Campaign blog series on remarkable trees, Tom Christian of the iCONic project writes about a recent experience collecting seeds from the Chilean plum yew with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

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Is capacity building the key to a brighter future?

Posted on: 04.04.13 In: Americas, General

In this entertaining and thought-provoking blog, Chloe Hodgkinson (Fauna & Flora International’s Liberia Programme Manager) shares some lessons from a recent conference on ‘capacity building for conservation’ in Colombia.

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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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The chronicles of Oryx: a history of conservation – part two (1914-1923)

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. In part two, she discusses how attitudes began to change during FFI’s second decade.

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