Fauna and Flora International
Founded in 1903, Fauna & Flora International is the world's longest-established international conservation organisation and is a registered charity. Its vision is to create a sustainable future for the planet where biodiversity is conserved by the people living closest to it.
Fauna & Flora International conserves threatened species and ecosystems worldwide. It bases its work on sound science and ensures that conservation projects take account of human needs.
FFI is working with its partners in both Brazil and in Ecuador, to conserve endangered rainforest where there is a direct and ongoing threat to forest in ‘frontier' areas.
In NW Ecuador the Awacachi Corridor's 10,000ha links two reserves, protecting over 350,000ha of Chocó forest. Threats from logging, conversion to oil palm, and exploitation by the local population need to be countered on a daily basis if this carbon is to remain locked up in this critically endangered habitat. Effective long-term management by local groups is the only way to ensure that this area isn't deforested. This is what FFI and Cool Earth will accomplish.