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Animal conservation was the basis of FFI’s creation back in 1903. We’ve certainly expanded since then but animals still feature widely in our projects. Animals often play vital ecological roles, such as pollination and seed dispersion. Without them, the food web of most ecosystems would be pretty simple and unviable.
They are also often what most attract humans to nature. The beauty of a bird call, the predatory behaviour of a cat, the mystery of frog spawn – these are frequently what stirs our passions for the environment.
From the lions of Niassa to the delicate saiga antelopes of Central Asia, FFI works to protect a huge range of animals around the world. Some are well known, such as the mountain gorilla some not so well known but even more threatened, such as the Siamese crocodile. All need our help to survive.