Long-term conservation success depends on developing a network of committed individuals and institutions that are strong enough and effective enough to address the threats to our natural world.
Fauna & Flora International (FFI) has always worked on the premise that solutions to conservation problems ultimately lie in local hands. We actively promote the idea of harnessing the knowledge, enthusiasm and potential of those would-be conservation champions on the ground by working with them to increase their effectiveness.
It is now widely acknowledged that any serious attempt to find sustainable solutions to conservation challenges needs to be locally driven. But the ability of local institutions and individuals to address these challenges – particularly in some of the world’s most biologically rich areas – is often constrained by a lack of experience or limited access to the necessary resources, financial or otherwise.