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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 our 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, our experts provide advice, training, tools and mentoring, working through our in-country teams and partners to understand and meet the needs and rights of local communities. Together, we tackle some of conservation’s most intractable challenges, such as illegal wildlife trade.

Fishing boat off Sok San village, Koh Rong, Cambodia. © Jeremy Holden / Fauna & Flora

Fishing boat off Sok San village, Koh Rong, Cambodia. © Jeremy Holden / Fauna & Flora

Fishing boat off Sok San village, Koh Rong, Cambodia.

Livelihoods & governance
Leam Sou, a ranger with the Ratanakiri Provincial Department of Environment, sets a camera trap deep inside Virachey National Park. © Jeremy Holden / Fauna & Flora
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Livelihoods & governance

Find out how conservation initiatives can address the needs and rights of local people.
Land and resource use rights
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Land and resource use rights

Fauna & Flora works with such communities to help them obtain legal recognition of their rights to access and manage lan...
Why conservation must be in local hands
Sergeant Major, Hellen John. Southern National Park Ranger's post., South Sudan. © Fauna & Flora
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Why conservation must be in local hands

An estimated 80% of the world’s remaining biodiversity is currently protected by Indigenous Peoples. Their ancestral kno...

Nature leadership, partnership & innovation

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.

Partnership
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Partnership

Our approach to partnership and collaboration - we believe this is the only long-term way to conserve our planet.
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.
WILDLABS
Women In Conservation Technology workshop in Tanzania. © Stephanie O'Donnell
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WILDLABS

WILDLABS.NET connects conservationists, technologists, engineers and data scientists to help them find, share and create...

Nature & the economy

Prosperous economies and a healthy natural world are often painted as mutually exclusive.

At Fauna & Flora we recognise that quite the opposite is true – that thriving businesses and economies depend on healthy ecosystems. Our experts help to reconnect these dots. We work directly with carefully selected corporate partners to achieve better outcomes for nature. We push for best practice at sectoral levels. And we offer real-world insights to ensure that market-based conservation finance opportunities can live up to their full potential.

Fields of crops with hills in the distance, photographed on Lombok island in Indonesia. © Anna Lyons / Fauna & Flora

Fields of crops with hills in the distance, photographed on Lombok island in Indonesia. © Anna Lyons / Fauna & Flora

Fields of crops with hills in the distance, photographed on Lombok island in Indonesia.

Supporting small-scale farmers
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Supporting small-scale farmers

If well managed and well planned, agriculture has real potential to help conserve biodiversity, use natural resources su...
Sustainable economic opportunities
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Sustainable economic opportunities

Rural communities often face significant barriers to developing ecologically sustainable, economically viable and social...
Tackling marine plastic pollution
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Tackling marine plastic pollution

Microplastic particles are impossible to recover once they've entered the ocean. Fauna & Flora are working to reduce mic...

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

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

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