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Saving turtles in Nicaragua by working with communities.

Saving threatened sea turtles

Nicaragua’s beaches support vital nesting populations of threatened sea turtles, with leatherbacks, hawksbills and olive ridleys all coming ashore to lay their eggs.
But, sadly, many eggs never hatch. Considered by some
to be a delicacy, turtle eggs have historically been harvested illegally, with devastating consequences for these marine reptiles.

For over a decade, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) has been working with partners and communities to protect nesting beaches and secure the future of Nicaragua’s turtles – learn more about this work.

Detection dogs with their handlers. Credit: ACBK/Ruslan Doldin.

Sniffing out trouble for saiga

He might not look like your average conservationist, but Dak plays a crucial role in protecting endangered species.

With the help of his handler, Marat, this remarkable sniffer dog can detect the illegal trade of saiga horn along the Kazakh border, helping to deter would-be traders and provide vital protection for this Critically Endangered species, which has suffered a 95% population decline over the last 20 years.

Learn more about how this remarkable team and others like it are helping to save the saiga.

Kusworo Ahmad. Credit: Milo alto Paz.

A real conservation hero

Meet Kusworo – or Kus to his friends – whose tireless efforts have helped to shape an extraordinary conservation program in Indonesia that empowers people to protect and sustainably manage the tropical forest on their doorstep.

Kus’ vision is of a network of community forests bordering protected areas, which act as buffer zones that allow Sumatran tigers, tapirs, elephants, orang-utans and other wildlife to thrive in its natural habitat.

Learn more about Kus' pioneering work with Fauna & Flora International.

Our vision

our vision

A sustainable future for the planet, where biodiversity is effectively conserved by the people who live closest to it, supported by the global community.

Our Mission

our mission

To act to conserve threatened species & ecosystems worldwide, choosing solutions that are sustainable, based on sound science & take into account human needs.