Ally previously worked as FFI's Deputy Director of Communications. Before this she worked in media management and PR for clients including comedians Eddie Izzard and Ed Byrne. She has also worked for Melbourne International Arts Festival, conservation organisation Greening Australia and the production company Roving Enterprises.
The new Fondation Segré Conservation Fund has allocated a total of €6 million, over a five year period, to support a portfolio of priority conservation projects of huge global significance. These projects will deliver meaningful and sustainable gains for threatened habitats and species around the world.
The Fund has been designed with flexibility at the fore, allowing immediate response to current threats and resilience in the face of uncertain conditions in the future. Projects will be afforded the very best chance of sustainability, while creating replicable models of conservation for the benefit of other projects and organisations. Project implementation will be a collaborative effort between Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and in-country partner organisations, drawn from across FFI’s extensive global network.
Northern Rangelands Trust. Credit: Juan Pablo Moreiras/FFI
FFI Chief Executive Mark Rose said, “Claudio Segré and Fondation Segré are enabling a portfolio of conservation interventions to be developed that we know will result in positive outcomes for the natural world. Together we will succeed in not only protecting species and habitats immediately, but the work the Fund has committed to will also reap sustained conservation successes, well into the future. We have great hopes for our common work: Claudio is now a vice-president of FFI and will actively participate in our development.”
It is the intention of the Fund that the founding projects will be expanded in years to come, to include other priority conservation areas and species, but the initial portfolio consists of:
Lake Indawgi in Myanmar. Credit: Jeremy Holden/FFI
Elephant in Northern Rangelands Trust. Credit: Juan Pablo Moreiras/FFI
As a non-profit Foundation, Fondation Segré has broad institutional goals, particularly the support of nature conservation, environmental, scientific and educational activities.