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Blogs under category: Americas

Is capacity building the key to a brighter future?

Posted on: 04.04.13 In: General, Americas

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: Americas, 10 Years of Turtle Conservation, 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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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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Dart through the heart: Colombian frog becomes cherished mascot for conservation

Posted on: 29.01.13 In: General, Americas

During a trip to Colombia, Stuart Paterson (Conservation Leadership Programme Manager) took the opportunity to visit an amphibian research project that has spurred an entire community into action…

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Winter wonderland

Posted on: 27.12.12 In: General, Eurasia, Americas, Asia-Pacific & Australasia

For those in the Northern Hemisphere, the cold, dark days until spring can be a challenge. Here, Fauna & Flora International’s Sarah Rakowski shares a selection of beautiful “wintery” photographs that she hopes will help to show the world the bright side of winter….

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Mining copper amid glaciers in the Chilean Andes

Posted on: 01.11.12 In: General, Americas, Business & Biodiversity

While in transit on her way back from a trip to Chile with Anglo American, Pippa Howard shares her reflections on the importance of sustainable water management high in the Andes Mountains. Mining, agriculture and people’s livelihoods all depend on the fresh water that cycles through the alpine wetlands.

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A race against the odds

Posted on: 08.10.12 In: General, Americas

With the Saint Lucia racer recently dubbed ‘the world’s rarest snake’, Fauna & Flora International’s Dr Jenny Daltry looks back at the hugely successful Antiguan Racer Conservation Project, which may hold the answers to saving this species.

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A bitter pill to swallow

Godwin Limberg, manager of FFI’s Murung Raya project in Central Kalimantan, looks at the issues around traditional Asian medicines and considers whether studying the psychology behind medicine might be the key to saving species.

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Taxi for turtle delivers hope for the future

Godwin Limberg spends his days working for Fauna & Flora International in Kalimantan and his nights, it would appear, running Murung Raya’s local wildlife rescue centre and saving small animals from a life less … alive

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