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Blogs under category: Americas

Scoring goals for turtle conservation in Nicaragua

Karina Berg, Programme Officer for the Americas and Caribbean region at Fauna & Flora International, reflects on her recent trip to Nicaragua and introduces the Hawksbill Cup – a fun new way to keep communities engaged with turtle conservation.

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“Ometepe, we want you green!”

During a trip to Ometepe Island in Nicaragua, Adam Henson (Technical Director for Fauna & Flora International US) discovers why local farmers are happy to help protect the island’s natural resources…

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Youth: the next wave for change?

To mark World Oceans Day, Sarah Rakowski (Communications Officer at Fauna & Flora International) examines how youth engagement is shaping marine conservation efforts, and what this means for the future of our oceans.

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Tracking down new conservation heroes

In his role as Programme Manager for the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP), Stuart Paterson has come across some pretty heroic characters. Here, he explains how the CLP’s learning exchanges help alumni share their superpowers.

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More than just a tree hugger

To help raise awareness of the world’s threatened trees, Fauna & Flora International will be publishing a ‘Remarkable Trees’ series of blogs covering tales of some of our favourite arboreal species. Here, David Gill (Programme Officer for the Global Trees Campaign) plants the seed…

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Keeping an eye on migratory birds – nature’s endurance athletes

Posted on: 11.05.12 In: General, Americas

Taking a well-earned rest during their trans-continental journeys, many exotic migratory birds are stopping off in Belize. Here, Sergio Rejado Albaina explains how local bird clubs are making the most of the opportunity.

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A simple case of demand and supply

Posted on: 13.04.12 In: General, Americas

With mounting pressure on developing countries to conserve their natural environment, Karina Berg – Fauna & Flora International’s Programme Officer for the Americas and Caribbean – asks whether the burden of responsibility really lies closer to home…

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“Cockles & mangroves, alive, alive-o”

Posted on: 30.03.12 In: General, Americas

With apologies to the Irish for a bit of poetic licence with the lyrics of the folk song, ‘Cockles and Mussels’, Fauna & Flora International’s Dr Helen Schneider reflects on a recent visit to fishing communities on Ecuador’s Pacific coast.

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Helping turtles head in the right direction

Karen Winnick, a Board member for Fauna & Flora International in the United States, is the author and illustrator of children’s books and an avid supporter of wildlife conservation. Recently she joined US Executive Director Katie Frohardt on a visit to our turtle project in Nicaragua.

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Chilli chocolate, cool capuchins and a changing climate

Posted on: 06.01.12 In: General, Americas

Helen Schneider, FFI’s Programme Director, Conservation, Livelihoods and Governance, takes a journey to Central America to explore how we can work in a changing climate.

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