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.
Stranded pilot whale rescued in Cape Verde
The archipelago nation of Cape Verde is widely recognised as a marine biodiversity hotspot, not least because of the abundance of marine mammals found in its waters.
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.
Fauna & Flora International trials new approach to forest conservation
A new pilot project aims to put financial responsibility for conservation in the hands of the businesses that benefit from healthy ecosystems.
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.
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.
Australia takes the next step in the fight against ocean plastic pollution
Following on from the successful launch of the UK Good Scrub Guide, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) has now released an Australia specific version of the Guide, freely available for download.
New Marine Protected Area proposed for Myanmar
The proposed establishment of a new Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the Myeik archipelago has received enthusiastic support by participants in a workshop held recently in Myanmar's Tanintharyi region.
Emergency appeal to combat militant elephant poaching in DRC
As poaching in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) escalates, Fauna & Flora International seeks urgent public support to help ranger teams.
Protecting biodiversity could be key to keeping forests standing in the long term
When it comes to conserving tropical forests and the carbon stored within them in order to prevent climate change, the role of forest animals may be too important to ignore.
Cross River gorillas to benefit from new protected area in Cameroon
The Prime Minister of Cameroon has signed a decree to officially create the Tofala Hill Wildlife Sanctuary in the south-west of the country – great news for Africa's most threatened great ape, the Cross ...
Positive steps toward wild Siamese crocodile conservation
Building on an international partnership, the Cambodian Crocodile Conservation Project (CCCP) recently invited Nikhil Whitaker, curator at the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust (MCBT) in India to help train keepers ...
New threatened tree populations discovered in Vietnam
The new findings are the result of over two weeks of fieldwork in forests surrounding the villages of Phieng Luong and Phieng Phoc in northern Vietnam.
Four chameleon species discovered in Mozambique's 'sky islands'
Expeditions to northern Mozambique's remote mountains have uncovered a wealth of new species, including four pygmy chameleons.
New population of critically endangered parakeets found in Brazil
A team of scientists searching for remnant populations of the Critically Endangered grey-breasted parakeet has found a small group nesting in a small crevice on the top of a rugged mountain ridge in north-east ...
Thirty new marine protected areas declared in Scotland
This morning, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) received the welcome news that the Scottish Government has announced the designation of 30 new marine protected areas (MPAs) in its waters.