Flora & Fauna International

Conserve Threatened Species and Ecosystems

Established over a century ago, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) was the world’s first international wildlife conservation organisation. Their mission is to conserve threatened species and ecosystems worldwide, choosing solutions that are sustainable, based on sound science, and which take into account human needs. Their focus is on protecting biodiversity (the diversity of life on Earth), which underpins healthy ecosystems and is critical for the life support systems that humans and all other species rely on.

An Island of hope for the yellow-naped parrot

Ometepe, is home to one of the largest remaining populations of the yellow-naped parrot. The Ometepe yellow-naped parrot population is under pressure from habitat degradation and the loss of forest for agriculture, and there is also a growing threat from the illegal pet trade, with chicks being taken from their nests. As a result, this charismatic parrot faces an uncertain future.

To protect this endangered species, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) is working with ornithologists on the island, who have set up a community group, Loreros Observando y Conservando Ometepe, to monitor its population, nesting behaviour and better understand its ecology.