- Conserving the Tonkin snub-nosed monkey in VietnamRead More
The critically endangered Tonkin snub-nosed monkey has been at the centre of FFI’s primate conservation activities for well over a decade. In 2002 and 2007, FFI surveys led to the discovery of two key populations of the species in Khau Ca forest, Ha Giang Province and later in Tung Vai watershed protection forest in Quan Ba district, Ha Giang province on the border with China. Since 2002, FFI has been focusing on community-led conservation by engaging local communities in species monitoring and habitat protection.
- Conserving the Cat Ba langur in Cat Ba National ParkRead More
Situated on Cat Ba Archipelago, off the coast of northern Vietnam, Ca Ba National Park holds the only remaining population of Cat Ba langur, which is critically endangered and teetering on the edge of extinction. In the 1960s the total population was believed to have been between 2,400 – 2,700 individuals, whereas today it is estimated to comprise a maximum of 50 – 60 individuals. The langur’s perilous situation is due to the negative impacts of human activities, including hunting and unsustainable tourism and infrastructure development.
- Conserving Delacour’s langur in VietnamRead More
Found only in Vietnam, and with a global population numbering around 200 individuals, Delacour’s langur is on the brink of extinction. Van Long Nature Reserve – with an estimated 120 individuals – harbours the largest known population of this critically endangered species.
- Transboundary cao vit gibbon conservation in Cao Bang provinceRead More
The cao vit gibbon, also known as the eastern black crested gibbon, was rediscovered by FFI Vietnamese scientists in 2002 in a small fragmented forest of Trung Khanh district, Cao Bang province, on the border with China. Conservation efforts by FFI and partners helped the gibbon population stabilise and increase, with no hunting and major habitat destruction over the last 15 years.
- Conserving Cambodia’s yellow-cheeked crested gibbonRead More
Threatened by hunting and habitat loss throughout their range, crested gibbons are some of the most endangered primates on Earth. Cambodia, with its large tracts of relatively intact forest and low levels of gibbon hunting, has some of the last and most important strongholds for gibbons. Little is known about the population size of yellow-cheeked crested gibbons but preliminary studies suggest Virachey National Park, in north-east Cambodia, has the largest and globally most important population of this species.
- Conserving Siamese crocodiles in CambodiaRead More
The critically endangered Siamese crocodile is now extinct in 99% of its former range, following decades of hunting and habitat loss. Fewer than 250 adults remain, mostly in Cambodia, where an FFI-led survey team rediscovered the species in early 2000. FFI is working with the Cambodian government and local communities to safeguard the remaining wild crocodiles and their habitat by developing crocodile sanctuaries protected by local community wardens.
- Conserving threatened trees in ArmeniaRead More
One of the most interesting taxonomic floral groups in Armenia is the wild pear. In Armenia there are 32 known pear species, 12 of which are endemic. Six of these are found only in the southern part of the country. The Herher state sanctuary, established in 1958, is home to the only known population of the critically endangered Gergeranian pear. Since the sanctuary’s establishment no in-depth studies have been conducted and there is an urgent need for proper planning and protection of the site.
- Supporting the reintroduction of the Iberian lynx in PortugalRead More
In close partnership with Liga para a Protecção da Natureza, FFI seeks to secure and manage land across southern Portugal to provide habitat and prey for the endangered Iberian lynx – the world’s most threatened cat species with approximately 483 remaining in the wild. Threats to the lynx include habitat loss, degradation and fragmentation, and a lack of prey (rabbits).
- Restoring rare and threatened trees to Brazil’s Araucaria forestRead More
This project is working to restore a range of highly threatened tree species back into Brazil’s Araucaria forest. Following large-scale conversion of forests to farmland, less than 1% of the original primary forest remains, and at least 70 species of tree are now highly threatened. Although many tree planting initiatives are under way, ironically the rare and threatened species – those in greatest need of restoration – are seldom grown and planted (partly because these species are the most difficult ones to find and grow from seed).
- Eastern Caribbean Offshore Islands NetworkRead More
The Caribbean islands form one of the most diverse biodiversity hotspots and have suffered a higher rate of species extinctions than any other region. Despite comprising only 0.15% of the Earth’s area, they account for at least 10% of the world’s recorded bird extinctions, 40% of mammal extinctions and more than 60% of reptile extinctions since 1500.