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In Search of an Elusive Echidna

. Paul Barnes is a fresh-faced PhD student from the Institute of Zoology. He is passionate, well-spoken and has devoted himself to what some people believe is a hopeless cause.  Paul hopes to find evidence of, maybe even a living specimen of, Sir David Attenborough’s long-beaked echidna. This species has not been seen by western […]

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First Sumatran Rhino Baby Born in Captivity in Indonesia

Last weekend, there was some happy news for Way Kambas National Park in Sumatra: their captive female Sumatran rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) Ratu gave birth to a healthy male calf. Previously Ratu has had two miscarriages, and the 15 month pregnancy made it a nail-biting waiting game for the staff at the park. The calf, named […]

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Tripa: Sumatran Orang-utans versus Palm Oil

  On the 26th of March 2012, a huge fire raged across the Tripa peat swamp forests in Aceh, Indonesia, started by the company PT Kallista Alam to make way for a palm oil plantation. Palm oil is a key ingredient in soap and common foods but its cultivation is considered one of the biggest […]

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Conservation at the Centre of Marine Biodiversity

Conservation at the Centre of Marine Biodiversity

Diving and learning marine biodiversity and conservation from the experts, in the centre of marine biodiversity is priceless.  And I am grateful to get that chance from the EDGE Coral Reef Training Course.  The training is being held in Hoga Island, Wakatobi, Indonesia.  Wakatobi  is one of Indonesia’s  marine parks  in the Coral Triangle, while Hoga island […]

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My Coral Conservation Reality Check

My Coral Conservation Reality Check

If I was to summarise the last few days of the EDGE training program, I would say it has been a huge eye opener. Having done a degree and masters in marine science I thought I knew what needed to be known about conserving coral reefs. I felt on top of the world and all […]

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