Monthly Archives: August 2015

Cat and mouse on the ‘frontline’

By Stephane Crayne; this is his last ‘blog’ from the Central African Republic (CAR) after recently leaving his position as WWF Technical Advisor in Sangha Sangha park. One of the last places on Earth where prehistoric forests exist is now … Continue reading

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Financing Wildlife Conservation in the 21st Century

This blog considers a major problem facing wildlife conservation, how it might be solved, and how the Marjan Centre is contributing to that solution. The problem is the massive economic asymmetry in wildlife conservation: underfunded conservation organisations paying for expensive, … Continue reading

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Katrina’s hard lessons

Anyone tuning into the United States National Weather Service on August 28, 2005, for an update on the Gulf Coast would have heard weatherman, Robert Ricks, provide an extraordinary forecast which he ended by emphatically stating: ‘Do Not Venture Outside’. … Continue reading

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Wildlife Conservation Game Theory

This post considers how board games can be used as enjoyable, interactive educational tools to teach key themes in topics such as wildlife conservation. Board games, war games and online games have been around for some time. While many of … Continue reading

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Peter Kennard:’Unofficial War Artist’

For anyone involved in the peace movement, especially CND since the early 1980’s as I have been, Peter Kennard is a familiar name. And his photo-montage posters on all aspects of peace, war and conflict are even more familiar. Think … Continue reading

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