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Posts by Mayu Mishina

From Conflict to Conservation

South Sudan's Imatong Mountains, a critical source of water and biodiversity.

The Great Barrier Reef. Yellowstone. The Serengeti. World Heritage Sites are often household names, symbolic of the greatest wonders on Earth.

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Conservation in Africa: A Monstrous Challenge

Conservation in Africa: A Monstrous Challenge

Working as a conservation researcher in the field is tough for anyone, but it’s especially challenging if you’re a female conservationist in West Africa. There are inherent prejudices and several difficulties to deal with, not to mention few colleagues with similar experiences.

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Guarding the Heart of the Forest

Ecoguard rangers in Cameroon

In charge of ecological monitoring and biodiversity conservation at the Dja Biosphere Reserve in Cameroon, Roger Bruno Tabue Mbobda became an ecoguard because, quite simply, “I wanted to become a renowned environmentalist.” It is not an easy job, however. Tabue provides some insight into what it means to work and live on the front lines of the poaching conflict.

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Lessons Learned from REDD+

Lessons Learned from REDD+

AWF has implemented a number of climate change projects in Africa, including ones that involve Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+). But if there’s one thing to know about REDD+, it’s that it is an evolving science. AWF has learned a few lessons in the course of implementing REDD+.

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On Africa’s Future, by Africa’s Future

African Wildlife Foundation Conservation Management Training Program

If the passionate conservationists who make up AWF’s Conservation Management Training Program (CMTP) are the future of conservation, then Africa is in good hands.

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