The world’s species and habitats are under more severe pressure than at any time in human history. Over 10,000 tree species are threatened with extinction, as are almost 8,000 species of bird, mammal, reptile, amphibian and fish. The number one contributor to this alarming state of affairs is habitat loss, all of it driven by human activities, but the problem is compounded by unsustainable exploitation in all its forms. This collective mismanagement of our planet’s resources is leading to widespread declines in biodiversity and driving increasing numbers of species to the brink.
The ultimate objective of Fauna & Flora International (FFI), reflected in our mission statement, is to safeguard the long-term future of the world’s threatened species and the habitats on which they depend for survival. We firmly believe that partnership and collaboration hold the key to success, and we work with governments, businesses, investors, in-country partners and communities to achieve our conservation goals.