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A woman weaves a basket from palm fronds collected from the forest. Credit: Leonard Reyes/FFI.

Posted on: 07.12.12 (Last edited) 7 December 2012

A woman weaves a basket from palm fronds collected from the forest. Credit: Leonard Reyes/FFI.

A woman weaves a basket from palm fronds collected from the forest. Credit: Leonard Reyes/FFI.

The forests of the Sierra Madres provides important non-timber forest products such as rattan and nipa which the Agta use to produce crafts for household use and as supplemental source of income.

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Lindsey Sandbrook

Lindsey Sandbrook is the newest addition to the Communications team at FFI. With a background in biology (BSc), tropical forestry and agroforestry (MSc) she gained practical conservation experience in East Africa working with communities, cooperatives, companies and organisations. Since settling in the UK she has conducted research on large scale conservation through the University of Cambridge and acted as a contributing author on the policy chapter of the UK National Ecosystem Assessment. In her communications debut at FFI she works with the Business & Biodiversity and Environmental Markets teams as Communications Officer (Business & Biodiversity) to communicate between the worlds of business, economics and conservation and to bring this innovative work into the public domain.

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