FFI was established over a century ago and was the world’s first international conservation organization. Over the years, FFI has become known for its innovative programmes, many of which have come to be regarded as classic examples of conservation practice.
Today our work spans the globe, with over 100 projects in over 40 countries. We believe in a sustainable future for the planet, where biodiversity is effectively conserved by the people who live closest to it. We strive to achieve this through choosing sustainable solutions that are based on sound science and that take account of human needs.
FFI has been working with businesses for nearly two decades. We believe that one of the most effective ways to protect biodiversity is to work closely with the very companies whose activities pose the greatest threat to it. By definition, those same companies also offer some of the best opportunities to reverse biodiversity loss. Working with business also enables us to draw on private sector resources such as business acumen, technical expertise, in-kind gifts, human resources and direct donations, which we put to use in our conservation projects. Our activities include advice on biodiversity policy and strategy, risk assessment, practical delivery and capacity building.