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.
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 ...
Incentives needed before deforestation reduction can be successful
A new report highlights the need for significant scaling-up of demand to meet the increasing supply of carbon emission reductions from global REDD+ activities.
Moratorium on wildlife consumption issued for Vietnamese New Year
The Central Party of Vietnam has issued a condemnation of wildlife consumption prior to the Vietnamese New Year of Tet.
Dead as a dodo? Scientists spot rare Samoan species
A team of government researchers in Samoa has announced that it has finally sighted a juvenile Manumea bird (also known as the tooth-billed pigeon or little dodo) during an intensive field search in the forests ...
Ol Pejeta Conservancy extends breeding plan for the northern white rhinoceros
As the last two fertile male northern white rhinos in the world, Suni and Sudan have a lot of pressure on their broad shoulders.
Myanmar critical for hoolock gibbon conservation
A comprehensive conservation status review of hoolock gibbons in Myanmar has been published by Fauna & Fauna International (FFI), People Resources and Conservation Foundation (PRCF) and Biodiversity and Nature ...
Should nature's benefits matter to business?
Overuse and under payment of natural resources is costing businesses the earth – literally.
Rare reversal of decline in number of Tonkin snub-nosed monkeys
A survey conducted in Ha Giang Province in Vietnam between September and October this year has recorded the highest number of Critically Endangered Tonkin snub-nosed monkeys known to date.
Microplastic pollution confirmed to be a threat to marine biodiversity
New research confirms scientists' predictions that microplastic pollution could severely affect marine biodiversity and the health of our oceans
Rare pheasant snapped in Sumatra
Following on from the three-day camera trapping workshop which produced images of the unusual golden form of collared mongoose the Fauna & Flora International (FFI) Aceh team have made another scoop – this ...
New populations of Indochina's rarest deer discovered in Cambodia
A joint team from the Royal University of Phnom Penh's Centre for Biodiversity Conservation (CBC) and Fauna & Flora International (FFI) have found three previously unknown populations of the Endangered hog ...
Attempted live sloth export sparks international conservation incident
An attempt by a private American zoological attraction to capture and export six Critically Endangered pygmy three-toed sloths from Escudo de Veraguas island off the Caribbean coast of Panama has created ...
New smartphone app will help consumers 'beat the microbead'
Fauna & Flora International is part of an NGO collaboration that has launched an international smartphone app to help consumers find plastic-free personal care products.
Dead turtle sightings spark alarm among conservationists
Marine turtle experts convene to discuss claims of mass turtle mortality off Nicaragua's Pacific coast.