Founded in 1903, they played a key role in establishing much of today’s global conservation infrastructure – including being a founding member of the World Conservation Union (IUCN) and were instrumental in establishing some of the first protected areas such as Kruger and Serengeti National Parks. FFI has always been a groundbreaker; they are renowned for innovative, landmark programmes, many of which have come to be regarded as benchmark examples of conservation practice.
Teams globally will be responding to challenges set by FFI and partner organisations on the theme of Ecosystems and Nature, which is one of 15 global challenge themes at this September’s global #hack4good.
The full list of global challenge themes are:
- Public awareness - gain a critical mass of public awareness and support for addressing climate change
- Personal impact - help people understand their personal impact and carbon footprint
- Digital activism - develop tools for digitally-enabled activists and campaigners
- Compelling visualisation - create compelling visualisations of climate models and climate impacts
- International negotiations - facilitate effective international negotiations and strong international agreements
- Resilient communities - build tools to empower strong, prepared and resilient communities
- Temperature rise - respond to heatwaves, drought and agricultural challenges
- Extreme weather - respond to flooding, tropical storms, wildfires and extreme sudden weather events
- Ecosystems and nature - protect and restore ecosystems, natural spaces and animal habitats
- NGO collaboration - facilitate collaboration and communication between NGOs
- Consumer behaviour - influence and encourage climate-friendly consumption choices
- Energy production - develop global scale solutions for low-carbon energy production
- Responsible finance - encourage responsible finance and divestment away from fossil fuels
- Sustainability - increase energy efficiency, appropriate use of resources and sustainable business
- Reforestation - end deforestation and stimulate reforestation
I’m thrilled that organisations with such global credibility and weight as Fauna & Flora International are joining and look forward to seeing what we can build together!