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Our expertise

Extraordinary challenges require extraordinary solutions

Our global team of staff and partners – coupled with over a century’s experience – give us the edge we need to successfully tackle the greatest threat our planet has ever faced: the nature and climate crisis.

At Fauna & Flora, we are proud of the expertise we and our partners bring to the arena. Together, we have both the local knowledge needed to understand and respond to challenges on the ground, and the credibility to help ensure that nature is put at the heart of global decision-making. Read on to learn more about some of our areas of expertise, and find out what makes Fauna & Flora unique.

Nature & climate

Fauna & Flora exists to protect the diversity of life on Earth, for the survival of the planet and its people.

We also recognise the interconnectedness of the biodiversity and climate crises and understand that you cannot solve one without the other. Our global team is equipped with skills and knowledge from across this broad field: from species specialists and ecosystem experts to climatologists, sociologists, economists and beyond. Together, we are using this expertise to achieve real conservation impact on the ground.

Forest stream long exposure, Myanmar. © Jeremy Holden / Fauna & Flora

Forest stream long exposure, Myanmar. © Jeremy Holden / Fauna & Flora

Forest stream, Myanmar.

Nature & people

Putting local people at the centre of conservation is a core part of Fauna & Flora’s philosophy, and we have a team of experts dedicated to ensuring that this ethos is embedded effectively into our work on the ground.

Drawing on decades of experience, Fauna & Flora’s People & Nature team provides advice, training, tools and mentoring, working with our in-country teams and partners to find practical ways to implement our commitment to rights-based conservation. Together, we tackle some of conservation’s most intractable challenges. How to promote local livelihoods that provide benefits for both people and biodiversity. How to ensure that action for nature on the ground is sustainable, socially just and economically viable.

We offer a range of technical expertise across three interrelated areas: Governance & Rights, Enterprise & Finance and Agriculture.

Our team of experts endeavours to promote conservation approaches that are co-designed and led by Indigenous Peoples and local communities, and supports the creation and functioning of the necessary tenure, governance, and structural and economic conditions for these to succeed.

Areas of focus include social safeguards, gender, governance, agroecology, market systems development, nature-positive enterprise and sustainable finance mechanisms, all of which are adapted to, and driven by, a well-informed understanding of local contexts and priorities.

Harvest festival, Tajikistan. © Rasima Sabzalieva / Fauna & Flora

Harvest festival, Tajikistan. © Rasima Sabzalieva / Fauna & Flora

Harvest festival, Tajikistan.

People & Nature: International Asks for the Next Government

Our four areas of focus for the new UK government.

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Making agriculture more sustainable
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Making agriculture more sustainable

Fauna & Flora is improving farming methods to help conserve biodiversity, use natural resources sustainably, improve liv...
Governance & Rights
Women from the villages nearby the Lolldaiga Hills Farm, Kenya collect wood from fallen trees and branches. Juan Pablo Moreiras / Fauna & Flora
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Governance & Rights

Fauna & Flora is dedicated to respecting human rights, promoting their protection and realisation within our conservatio...

Partnerships for nature

In every place we work, we encounter remarkable people doing remarkable things.

Early career conservationists. Community nature champions. In-country conservation organisations. Technology innovators. All of them play a vital role in safeguarding our planet and all bring knowledge, passion and expertise to the task. At Fauna & Flora, we work hard to ensure that our staff and all those with whom we work have access to the skills, knowledge, ideas and technology we need to achieve our full potential.

Angelamercy Baltazary (left) and Aichi Mkunde (right) Women In Conservation Technology participants and mentors on the first day of training at Grumeti Game Reserve. © Stephanie O'Donnell

Angelamercy Baltazary (left) and Aichi Mkunde (right) Women In Conservation Technology participants and mentors on the first day of training at Grumeti Game Reserve. © Stephanie O'Donnell

Angelamercy Baltazary (left) and Aichi Mkunde (right) Women In Conservation Technology participants and mentors on the first day of training at Grumeti Game Reserve.

Working in partnership
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Working in partnership

We work hand in hand with over 400 partners, saving nature together, in more than 40 countries worldwide.
Conservation capacity
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Conservation capacity

Discover how we are working with others to help build the capacity of the global conservation sector.

Nature & business

What if businesses, people and nature could prosper together?

The Business & Nature programme’s mission is to support the private sector to halt and reverse nature loss for the benefit of people and the planet, so that we can all prosper together. Our work is aligned with the ambitious goals of the Kunming Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework, which recognise the important role of Indigenous Peoples and local communities, as well as the responsibility of companies and financial institutions in achieving this.

The future of all living beings depends on biodiversity and the resilience of nature. Nature loss undermines our economy, our society and our ability to mitigate and adapt to climate change. With this comes very significant risks for businesses and investors. Halting and reversing nature loss is critical to ensuring that nature’s services can continue to flow and generate prosperity for business and current and future generations.

Bromeliad in forest on Gros Piton Saint Lucia. © Jeremy Holden / Fauna & Flora

© Jeremy Holden / Fauna & Flora

Bromeliad in forest on Gros Piton, Saint Lucia.

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Nature & policy

From the collective knowledge of our global conservation community, we know how governments and the international community can help to solve the biodiversity crisis by making informed decisions that benefit nature.

We work to get the voices, experience and expertise of those working in conservation heard by those with the power to bring change – and reflected in legislation and policy changes.

The United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26, Glasgow, November 2021. © Annamaria Lehoczky / Fauna & Flora

© Annamaria Lehoczky / Fauna & Flora

The United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26, Glasgow, November 2021.

Romania sheep dog puppy. © Daniel Mîrlea / Fauna & Flora

Support our work

Learn more about our areas of expertise and how your trust or foundation can support us.

Trusts & Foundations

Romania sheep dog puppy. © Daniel Mîrlea / Fauna & Flora