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The Flagship Species Fund (FSF) was launched in 2001 as a joint initiative between Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and the UK Government’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). Since then, the partnership has contributed to the conservation of many threatened plant and animal species across the globe.
However, after 14 years of highly successful partnership, Defra and FFI regret to announce that we have decided to bring the fund to a close this year. This decision has been made following recognition that the funding priorities of the two organisations have evolved and diverged. Therefore, support from the Flagship Species Fund will not be available from 2015 onwards.
FFI greatly appreciates the support of Defra throughout this long relationship through the Flagship Species Fund and we are truly proud of the fund’s impressive achievements over this time.
FFI will continue to support species-focused conservation through new avenues and continue to pursue new opportunities.
Since its inception, the Flagship Species Fund has:
The Flagship Species Fund has also achieved some remarkable things. Among other successes arising from the fund:
To get a better idea of the breadth of species supported by the Flagship Species Fund, take a look at the list of previously funded projects (PDF).
Since 2001, the Flagship Species Fund has contributed to the conservation of many threatened plant and animal species across the globe.