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With Honourable Intent

The definitive history of Fauna & Flora

Lead author: Tim Knight




Authors: Tim Knight & Mark Rose
Published by: William Collins

With Honourable Intent is a comprehensive history of Fauna & Flora, the world’s first international wildlife conservation organisation that has been shaping and influencing conservation practice since its foundation in 1903.

Fauna & Flora was instrumental in the creation of much of today’s global conservation infrastructure. Throughout its history, it has repeatedly broken new ground. It is renowned for its innovative, landmark programmes, many of which have come to be regarded as classic examples of conservation best practice: the eleventh-hour rescue of the Arabian oryx in 1962; the multifaceted Mountain Gorilla Project launched in 1978; Tunnels for Toads, one of countless campaigns on behalf of the Uk’s neglected amphibians, reptiles and bats; a 1994 botanical initiative in Turkey that anticipated the Important Plant Area concept; and, in 2000, the first programme to put biodiversity firmly on the agenda of blue-chip companies.

Fauna & Flora has projects in over 40 countries encompassing temperate and tropical forests, grasslands and deserts, limestone caves, wetlands and marine habitats. Today, it works with partners to safeguard some of the world’s most iconic wildlife, including Sumatran tigers, mountain gorillas and forest elephants, and continues to champion less familiar or neglected species such as the Siamese crocodile, the Saint Lucia racer and the saiga antelope.

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Tim Knight

Senior Writer

Tim has worked closely with Fauna & Flora since 1999. He has edited Fauna & Flora magazine since its inception in 2001 and is the author of With Honourable Intent, the definitive history of Fauna & Flora, published in 2017.