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The Fijian monkey-faced bat is a native megabat species to Fiji. It was discovered on the second highest mountain (In old-growth cloud forest) on the island of Taveuni by William and Ruth Beckon in 1976.

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The summer is a great time to put your green fingers to good use, whether it be general maintenance, adding new features or completely re-designing your outdoor space. Most of us take a huge amount of pride in our gardens and how they look, but as well as keeping up appearances, they also have a key role to play in the conservation of British wildlife.

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Belize has lost more than 770000 acres of forest since 1980. Between 1986 and 2018, Belize's forest stocks declined by 28.4%, with 235,432 ha experiencing deforestation and representing a land cover change of 4% across the country.

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In the last 250 years, 571 species have been confirmed extinct. Currently 27% of all assessed species are threatened with extinction, which means more than 31,000 in numbers!

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Fiji is one of the most populated islands in the South Pacific, being home to more than 850,000 people. Its forests, mountains and coral reefs, spread across 300 islands and contain a wealth of biodiversity. Urgent action is needed to protect the natural resources and support island's rapidly growing population

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Costa Rica is a global biodiversity hotspot where an estimated 4% of all known species can be found. One of our volunteers describes experience in this amazing part of Central America.

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Fiji consists of more than 300 islands and much of Fiji's biodiversity and many species are not found anywhere else in the world. Frontier’s Fiji Marine Conservation and Diving volunteer project can be one of the ways to contribute and protect island natural resources.

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Coral reefs are considered as one of the Earth's largest living ecosystems. Their conservation is important in Belize, in order to support the biodiversity.

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Doing our bit to help the environment is becoming increasingly important to us all. With the rise in awareness over the climate crisis and a need to be kinder to the planet, it is important that we all do our bit to help.

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Madagascar is one of the world's hottest biodiversity “hotspots”. With over 200,000 known species, more than 90% are said to exist nowhere else. Conservation is necessary, to protect one of the world's second-largest island country.

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