Our mission is to enhance the management of ‘forgotten’ National Parks and Protected Areas in partnership with governments and local communities and to empower people to protect wildlife and wilderness around the world.
A world where National Parks, biodiversity and healthy ecosystems are valued and protected as an integral part of the lives and well-being of a global society.
Where we work
We work in ‘forgotten’ National parks and Protected Areas in Africa. The National Parks we support are large wilderness areas with high levels of biodiversity, they are largely unknown or forgotten, and suffer inadequate support to ensure their long-term protection. We also consult and deliver technical capabilities to partner conservation organisations throughout Africa.
Establishment of modern management systems in Forgotten Parks based on international standards. Management support may include: management systems, park planning, park performance monitoring, infrastructure, human resources, administration, accounting, and communications.
Research & Monitoring
Development and implementation of a wildlife-monitoring program. Special projects include wildlife re-introductions, invasive species control, and wildlife habituation.
Technical Capability Development
The implementation of various technologies is essential to the Foundation’s approach to achieving mission success and delivering tangible conservation outcomes. In order to implement and support these technologies, FPF has established its own communications and technical surveillance section known as the FPF Technical Support Unit.
What We Do
Protection & Law Enforcement
Design & implementation of appropriate protection strategies in response to threats and needs. Support may include: ranger training, operations & deployment; equipment, vehicles & rations; rapid reaction anti-poaching units, intelligence and investigation units, K-9 units, & aerial surveillance capacity.
Assessment, design and development of park-based tourism activities, including products, infrastructure, permits, protocols, park fees, best practices, community engagement, and resource management.
One Health recognises that the health of people is connected to the health of animals & the environment. It is a collaborative, multisectoral, & transdisciplinary approach—working at the local, regional, national, and global levels—with the goal of achieving optimal health outcomes recognising the interconnection between people, animals, plants, & their shared environment.
Development of sustainable financing mechanisms through the creation of partnerships with the private sector, high net-worth individuals, and bi-lateral donors. Support may include the formation of specific park-based alliances, fundraising initiatives, and the development of a trust fund.
Establishment of revenue-sharing mechanisms & implementation of special development projects that improve the livelihoods of local communities and contribute positively to the sustainable development of the region.
We are truly grateful to all of our volunteers
Soraya Kishtwari - Head of Communications and Visibility since 2018
Jennifer DeRome - Communications Volunteer since 2017
Julia Kepp - Anthropology & Ecotourism Volunteer Aug 2019