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Monthly Archive for: ‘November, 2017’

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Paying the Price for Conservation in Tanzania

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The wheels spun furiously, splattering mud liberally up the doors and windows. Slowly and steadily we slid and churned our way forward along the muddy track.

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Overfishing in the Warm Heart of Africa

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On the beach a dozen men were hauling at a great rope, their feet sinking into the sand. Encrusted with salt it disappeared hundreds of meters out into the water.

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What Is The Price Of Conservation?

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At the opposite end of the spectrum to Blue Planet II, which indulges us all in precisely the guilt-free natural world we love, films like ‘Trophy’ set out to challenge our views, disagree with us, and make us uncomfortable. I love it.

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A New Species of Frog from Expedition Angano!

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Just a few days ago we released a film of our research expedition, and now with excitement and fanfare we have a new paper out describing a new species of rough-skinned Gephyromantis frog.

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Next Steps After Your First Explore Weekend

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So you came to Explore at the Royal Geographical Society! Great Decision. Perhaps it’s the Sunday night, you’re on the train home and still buzzing from all the amazing connections, exciting stories and endless possibilities. You’re not alone!

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Tackling deforestation in Northern Zambia with WeForest

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When I think of forest conservation, what often springs to mind is tray upon tray of neatly propagated seedlings and the laborious work of planting them out. But this kind of conservation is only a fraction of the WeForest vision here in Zambia.

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