Monthly Archives: October 2010

Bird is the word

Madagascar is best known for hosting a wealth of species unique to the country. Together with amphibians, reptiles and mammals, birds comprise a significant part of the indigenous wildlife. In recent years, 181 endemic species have been recorded by Conservation … Continue reading

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Warning: ecosystems out of service

From food to firewood, medicines to pollinators, the human race is dependent on the natural world. Yet according to the WWF’s Living Planet Report 2010, published earlier this week, many of these “ecosystem services” are in danger of disappearing if … Continue reading

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Turtles ahoy!

Gliding along, serenely surveying the colourful coral-covered landscape of the marine park, our volunteers had the luck to see five turtles during a dive off Mafia Island, Tanzania. That surely qualifies as blissful experience for any marine enthusiast! There are … Continue reading

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Mysterious Mangroves

Stumbling over a labyrinth of gnarly stilt like roots, knee deep in muddy sea water and glistening with salt crystals, recent volunteers in Fiji have found themselves in rather peculiar surroundings of late; mangrove forests, where the rainforest meets the … Continue reading

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Devastating news for Elephants

The Kilombero Valley is an area of considerable biological interest. It is situated between the Selous Game Reserve, which is the largest protected area in Africa, and the Udzungwa Mountains National Park. The valley used to provide important migratory routes … Continue reading

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Plants in peril

A Mangifera flava plant, one of the many endangered species in Cambodia When you think about conservation, you might consider of the plight of the tiger, or the dwindling panda populations. Plants are generally not on the hot list of … Continue reading

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