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Blogs under category: 10 Years of Turtle Conservation

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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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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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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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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Photo gallery – Ten years of turtle conservation in Nicaragua

Over recent months we have been celebrating the 10th anniversary of Fauna & Flora International’s Turtle Conservation Programme in Nicaragua. We hope you’ve enjoyed the peek inside the daily workings of one of our benchmark conservation programmes. There’s still more to come, but this week, we thought we’d take you on a pictorial journey through the last 10 years. Alison Gunn, FFI’s Programme Manager, Americas & Caribbean, has unearthed some classic moments from the archives. We hope you enjoy!

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Turtle power just as strong ten years on

Fauna & Flora International (FFI) US Executive Director Katie Frohardt has been championing conservation of sea turtles for a decade. Her first trip to Nicaragua was shared with some people who have become instrumental in the ongoing success of FFI’s turtle programme.

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I don’t eat turtle eggs – do you?

Gena Abarca, Environmental Education & Communication Coordinator with Fauna & Flora International Nicaragua recollects some personal highs – and lows – all in the line of raising awareness of turtles in Nicaragua.

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The Sea Turtler

Perla Torres, Turtle Nesting Beach Coordinator for Fauna & Flora International in Nicaragua, reflects on her experiences of marine turtle nesting beach conservation and monitoring.

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You never forget your first time

Posted on: 26.09.11 In: 10 Years of Turtle Conservation, Americas

Alison Gunn, Programme Manager, Americas & Caribbean for Fauna & Flora International reflects on the first time she witnessed a turtle coming ashore and laying her eggs – and how far the programme has come since.

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