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.
Sub-Antarctic fur seal found in unexpected waters
The discovery of a sub-Antarctic fur seal on the northern coast of Kenya – 210 km outside the species' normal range – has caused great excitement among conservationists and community members alike.
Catastrophic mass die-off of saiga antelopes seen in central Kazakhstan
More than 120,000 saiga antelopes died in central Kazakhstan in May according to a report by The Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity of Kazakhstan (ACBK) – Fauna & Flora International's partner in country.
Black vultures return to southern Portugal
After four decades, Eurasian black vultures have finally returned to Portugal's Alentejo region to nest – using artificial platforms constructed by conservationists.
Scottish puffins found with plastic pellets in their stomachs
Autopsies of dead puffins collected from the Isle of May in Scotland have revealed that, along with their usual diet of sand eels, these charismatic seabirds have been eating plastic pellets, known as nurdles.
New monkey species discovered in the Amazon rainforest
Scientists have discovered a new species of titi monkey in Brazil, according to a recent paper published in scientific journal Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia.
Scientists discover new species of legless amphibian in Cambodia's Cardamom Mountains
Scientists have discovered a new species of legless amphibian in Cambodia's Cardamom Mountains.
Leatherback turtle nesting season begins in Nicaragua
With this year's first recorded leatherback nests in Nicaragua, conservationists are crossing their fingers for a good season.
Liberian camera trap survey captures rare footage of forest elephants
A camera-trapping survey carried out by Fauna & Flora International (FFI) in north-west Liberia has yielded a number of interesting results, including the country's only footage of elephants filmed outside a designated protected ...
First video footage of wild red pandas in Myanmar
Scientists have captured Myanmar's first wild film footage of one of the world's most adorable – and endangered – species – the red panda.
Camera survey gives a rare glimpse into snow leopard family life
When scientists decided to carry out a biodiversity survey in a remote nature reserve in Tajikistan, they didn't expect to find a snow leopard hotspot.