- Conserving the Myanmar snub-nosed monkey in Mount ImawbumRead More
An FFI-led team discovered a new species of snub-nosed monkey in the Imawbum Mountain Range in northern Myanmar in 2010. The Myanmar snub-nosed monkey’s range is believed to be less than 400 km2, with an estimated population of 260 - 330 individuals. The species has been classified as critically endangered and is restricted to the high-altitude zone of the Imawbum massif between the N’mai River and the Chinese border.
- Community-based conservation of western hoolock gibbons in Pauk Sa MountainRead More
From 2010 to 2012, FFI undertook a nationwide survey of hoolock gibbons and a review of the conservation status of both eastern and western hoolock gibbon in Myanmar . We found that deforestation and hunting had exterminated both species from many sites.
- Conserving the western black crested gibbon in VietnamRead More
The Hoang Lien Son Mountains at the south-eastern tip of the Himalayan range are home to the last remaining western black crested gibbons in Vietnam. The entire Vietnamese population of this species is restricted to one block of forest stretching across two neighbouring provinces. FFI’s long-term engagement in this area helped pave the way for the establishment of two protected areas.
- Cultural and economic incentives for endangered species conservationRead More
Conservation is a social process, whereby the culture, history and livelihoods of a community are all intertwined with how they interact with their environment. The indigenous Khmer Dauem have been living in Cambodia’s Cardamom Mountains for many years and, through their customs and traditions, have been protecting the critically endangered Siamese crocodile and endangered Asian elephant.
- Elephant conservation in CambodiaRead More
There are currently estimated to be between 400 and 600 wild elephants in Cambodia, with the main concentration located in the Cardamom Mountains in south-western Cambodia, and the eastern plains of Mondulkiri Province. FFI established the Cambodian Elephant Conservation Group in 2005 to ensure the survival of the Asian elephant in Cambodia by stabilising and increasing wild elephant populations throughout the country.
- Conserving the charismatic snow leopardRead More
FFI has been helping to conserve the charismatic but threatened snow leopard in Kyrgyzstan for over 13 years. Currently we continue to support the Sarychat-Ertash Reserve to improve its capacity to protect the snow leopard and other alpine species. We have also supported the governments in both Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan in developing national snow leopard action plans to deliver more effective coordination and management for the species.
- Protecting Sarychat-Ertash Reserve in KyrgyzstanRead More
Sarychat-Ertash Reserve is a flagship protected area, located high in the Tien Shan Mountains of Kyrgyzstan. This 150,000-hectare nature reserve is a key site for snow leopards, and is also home to other important alpine species such as Marco Polo sheep and ibex. In consultation with both local and foreign experts, FFI supported reserve staff in developing a management plan for Sarychat-Ertash (the first such plan in Kyrgyzstan) and is now supporting implementation of that plan.
- 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).
- Conserving the Zarand landscape corridorRead More
Although people have lived here for centuries, the Zarand landscape corridor in Transylvania, Romania provides an element of wilderness through which large carnivores can move between the Western and Southern Carpathian Mountains. However, this important ecological corridor is threatened by large-scale infrastructure development, intensified forestry practices, loss of traditional agricultural practices, as well as more intensive small-scale farming, and the threat is exacerbated by socio-economic decline of rural communities.