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Blogs under category: Americas

Tree conservation for zoologists

As the Global Trees Campaign publishes a series of practical guidelines for tree conservation, Fauna & Flora International’s Dave Gill explains why we need to make these techniques more accessible to the wider conservation community.

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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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Life with the langurs

Posted on: 22.12.14 In: Americas, Asia-Pacific & Australasia, General

With a wealth of vivid detail, Conservation Leadership Programme alumna Martina Anandam describes how a visit from a fellow primatologist has helped her gain a new perspective on her work with langurs in India.

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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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A tribute to William Oliver 1947-2014

Posted on: 18.09.14 In: Americas, Asia-Pacific & Australasia

William Oliver will be remembered for his lifetime dedication to conservation and his unique, passionate and determined personality.

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Celebrating the world’s Critically Endangered trees

Fauna & Flora International’s Global Trees Campaign programme officer, David Gill, makes a case to increase support for the world’s Critically Endangered tree species

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Oil, water and democracy: when governments sell out on environment

From the Peruvian Amazon to Canada’s subarctic, decision-makers are putting For Sale signs on some of our last pristine ecosystems. Fauna & Flora International’s Pippa Howard and Kristi Foster ask, is this really democracy?

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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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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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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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