Rebecca has been working at FFI since September 2007. Though she studied conservation in her BA and MSc, she decided that the life in the jungle just wasn't for her. Having grown up in New York City, she has experienced more pigeons and squirrels than parrots and spider monkeys. So she decided to write about the impact that FFI's projects have on the ground.
Her current role as Communications Officer (Business & Biodiversity) has allowed her to focus her energy towards FFI's innovative Business & Biodiversity Programme. Rebecca helps to get the message out about FFI's strategic corporate partnerships and what they have helped to achieve for global biodiversity.
The Summer 2010 issue of the Cambodian Journal of Natural History has recently been published and is now available both online and in print.
This innovative journal was created by Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and the Royal University of Phnom Penh in 2008 to help conservationists and other scientists in Cambodia to improve their scientific writing skills and share their findings.
The Summer 2010 issue is the third in the series. Edited by FFI scientists and supervised by an international panel of experts, the journal features papers on wildlife and the management and use of natural resources. More than 50% of the authors are Cambodians.
Peer-reviewed papers in the current issue include the discovery of hybrid monkeys, an analysis of the social and ecological impacts of harvesting bamboo, and an eye-opening assessment of the rich diversity of rotifers in the Mekong River.
FFI launched the journal as a part of our capacity building initiative in Cambodia, together with a very successful MSc course in Biodiversity Conservation and a new herbarium and zoological reference collection. This initiative is enabling Cambodians to significantly improve their knowledge and become better stewards of their rich natural heritage.
Hard copies of the journal are distributed free of charge within Cambodia. The sponsors of each issue are listed on the back pages.
Download the Cambodian Journal of Natural History – 2010 (PDF – 9MB)
Photo credit: Cambodian Journal of Natural History