Fauna & Flora International (FFI), formerly the Fauna and Flora Preservation Society, is an international conservation charity and non-governmental organization. FFI was originally founded in 1903 as the Society for the Preservation of the Wild Fauna of the Empire by a group of British naturalists and American statesmen in Africa. It was then called the Fauna Preservation Society, before being renamed Fauna and Flora Preservation Society in 1981. The goal of the society was to safeguard the future of southern Africa?s large mammal populations, which had declined alarmingly due to over-hunting and habitat encroachment. Working in tandem with landowners, government and sport hunters, the Society helped pass legislation which controlled hunting in vast stretches of East Africa and South Africa. This ultimately paved the way for the formation of National Parks, such as Kruger National Park and Serengeti National Park.
Garamba National Park under attack from armed poachers in DRC
Garamba National Park, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is experiencing a poaching crisis, authorities and conservationists have announced.
Emergency appeal launched to combat rise in elephant poaching
An emergency appeal has been launched by the Rapid Response Facility (RRF) for local conservation group HAkA, in response to a significant increase in poaching of Sumatran elephants in Aceh, Indonesia.
Trekking tourists to become wild gorilla guardians
An online awareness raising campaign has been launched in a bid to minimise the risk of disease transmission from human to gorilla during treks to see these magnificent great apes in the wild.
Large group of rare crane species found in northern Myanmar
Ornithologists from Fauna & Flora International (FFI) were excited to find a large sarus crane population in the wetlands surrounding Indawgyi Lake in Kachin State, Myanmar, while undertaking a recent water ...
Distinctive new wolf snake species discovered in Cambodia
A distinctively patterned wolf snake is the latest species to be discovered in Cambodia's diverse Cardamom Mountains.
Endangered wild cattle discovered in Cambodia's northwest
Unexpected photos from Siem Reap Province, north-west Cambodia, signal hope for the country's wild cattle amidst threats from hunting and habitat loss.
Scottish residents to help put an end to microplastic pollution on beaches
"From whales to wellies, syringes to cigarette butts and fishing lines to fridges – it's all been found around the Forth. But not many locals realise they are sharing their beach with nurdles." So says ...
Rare and often-overlooked species found only in limestone ecosystems get a conservation boost
A new report by Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and three other conservation organisations calls on companies and regulators in the extractive industry to safeguard biodiversity found only in limestone ...
Microplastic pollution hits the headlines
Over the last few weeks we have seen an upswing in the coverage of microplastic pollution in the media, bringing this important issue to the fore.
Myanmar research reveals underwater treasures
Scientists returning from a marine research expedition have recorded an astonishing variety of sea life in Myanmar's Myeik Archipelago.
Study shows climate change disrupts natural relationships between species
(Phys.org) —A collaborative study released today involving scientists from the Cambridge Conservation Initiative has shown that climate change is altering species distributions and populations, seemingly ...
World's first video footage of the Myanmar snub-nosed monkey captured
The first ever video footage of the newly discovered Myanmar snub-nosed monkey has been captured by Fauna & Flora International (FFI) in Kachin state, Myanmar.
Linking traditional values and conservation of threatened habitats and species
A new video made by a team of Ugandan conservationists hopes to illustrate the link between traditional values and conservation of some of the world's threatened habitats and species
Rare turtle spotted in the Rio Grande
This Valentine's Day (14 February) a team of young Belizean conservationists came across the Critically Endangered Hicatee, otherwise known as the Central American river turtle (Dermatemys mawii). For many ...
Second group of endangered Siamese crocodiles released in southern Cambodia
After an idle lifetime in the soupy water of a concrete pond, a young Siamese crocodile tests out a new element – the clear flowing water of a jungle river. One of eight individuals, this croclet is part ...