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The relief and recovery effort so far

By Dr. Amanda Vincent Over the past few days, ZSL and Project Seahorse staff have begun delivering emergency aid to communities in Panay, Bantayan, and Danajon Bank, three areas where no other external help is available. Because of our strong ties with the local communities — about 40 towns and villages in all, with a …

Update: Typhoon Haiyan and its Aftermath

By Dr. Amanda Vincent Dear friends, As you know, it’s been an incredibly difficult few weeks for the Philippines. Following a 7.2 magnitude earthquake last month that caused considerable loss of lives and homes, the Visayas region was on Friday hit by Typhoon Haiyan (a.k.a. Yolanda), one the strongest tropical storms on record. The regions …

Expedition Danajon Bank: Our crowdfunding campaign is live

By Dr. Amanda Vincent In collaboration with iLCP, We’ve launched our very first IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign, in support of Expedition: Danajon Bank. Our goal? To raise US $30,000 in support of the project. As part of the campaign, we’ll be producing postcards, limited edition original photo prints, posters, signed copies of the book, and much more. Our backers …

CITES, conservation, and geopolitics

By Dr. Amanda Vincent There it is.  I have survived another week of UN negotiations on wildlife trade.  And emerged content. I’ve been in Geneva to contribute to the technical working group on animals for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, or CITES.  It meets to execute the will of …

El Santo Niño of the coral reef

By Dr. Amanda Vincent I heard a profoundly important yet humorous anecdote at the workshop we are leading in Cebu, Philippines.  Project Seahorse has gathered colleagues from many sectors for a discussion around our research findings on marine protected areas (MPAs) under the mantra of “MPAs in the Philippines: Ever more, ever better.” We are delighted that …

NOTES FROM IMCC 2011: The Whitley connection

By Dr. Amanda Vincent I was delighted this week to have a chance to meet two other conservationists who have won Whitley Awards for grassroots nature conservation: Deepak Apte from India and Rachel Graham from Belize. Having won the first of these awards in 1994, back in the mists of time, I have a strong interest in …

NOTES FROM IMCC 2011: Some thoughts on CITES

By Dr. Amanda Vincent So, how can we ensure that the commercial trade of marine life doesn’t damage wild populations? I am writing this while sitting in a discussion group with a bunch of other scientists, most of whom who have spent years working with CITES, a UN convention that controls exports of species that are …