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Is it too hot for Zazu?

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Is it too hot for Zazu? Hornbills’ popularity is partly due to Zazu from the Walt Disney Picture film, The Lion King, but also due to their peculiar breeding strategy, in which the female seals herself inside the nesting cavity. Their characteristic long, down-curved and brightly colored bills make them one of the most striking […]

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Panel Discussion Dutch Forestry

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Panel Discussion Dutch Forestry Three visions on Dutch forest management discussed Climate change is one of the biggest future challenges of forest management. Experts are still divided about how to manage Dutch forests towards climate adaptation; should we interfere with natural forest processes or not? On March the 17th, Future For Nature Academy organized a […]

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Crocodile Conservation

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Crocodile Conservation It is one of the most worshipped and at the same time, most feared animals since time immemorial. Its rough skin and hazel eyes remind you of the ancient dinosaurs. It is an utterly fascinating creature that is threatened by the impact humans have on its environment.   On the 25th of February, Matthew Shirley, […]

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The Nature of Cities Festival

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TNOC Festival FFNA went worldwide! From Melbourne to Mexico to Sweden, people participated in FFNAcademy’s workshop during The Nature Of Cities Festival (22-26 February). This being a rather large festival, our participants were likewise spread over different time zones, and while it was rather dark at 10 PM in the Netherlands, we even had someone […]

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Saving the Scottish Wildcat

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Saving the Scottish wildcat The first wild cats that pop up in your mind are probably medium to large-sized species like tigers, lions and cheetahs. But what about the smaller ones, like the flat headed and black footed cat? Or the Andean mountain cat and the Pallas’s cat? These smaller cats, which are around the […]

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Rhine excursion

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excursion: Ecology of the rhine floodplains For Seriously Sustainable week of Wageningen University we wanted to show the beauty of nature close to our homes. Therefore we organised an excursion to the floodplains of the Rhine in Wageningen! Our special guide, inspirator and professional-friend from ARK Natuurontwikkeling Caroline van der Mark showed us around these […]

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Zooniverse Scrum

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Zooniverse Scrum “The Zooniverse” is the world’s largest and most popular platform for people-powered research, as they describe themselves. Most projects include large databases of camera trap or other pictures, and as you can imagine: if you have quadrillions of those, it could speed up the process of analysing quite a bit, if you include […]

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FFN Award Ceremony 2020

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FFN Award ceremony 2020 An afternoon full of digital conservation inspiration On Friday the 30th of October, hundreds of people logged in to the Hopin platform to get in touch with this year’s Future For Nature Award winners. For the first time ever, the award ceremony took place in different spots all around the world […]

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Webinar Bring the Elephant Home

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Can bees bring peace to elephants and farmers? The smallest and the largest: a story of how small things can help solve big problems. Although many people will see elephants as impressive and enchanting creatures, let’s not forget that they are also about 4 tonnes of animal, running over farmer’s crops, causing damage that might […]

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Botanical chalking

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Botanical Chalking Stop weed-shaming In our finely managed world, urban environments have become gray landscapes in which every street and house is perfectly planned. People walk the streets without realizing there is still some greenery left. Even if they do, we often call what is left ‘weeds’ as they are not placed where we chose […]