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Blogs under category: Americas

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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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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