Meet Wild Earth Allies (formerly FFI Inc.)

One of our great conservation partners has a new name: Wild Earth Allies. (It formerly was known as Fauna & Flora International Inc.)

Virginia Busch, Executive Director of the Endangered Wolf Center, is Vice Chairman of the organization’s Board. The group’s vision of “a world where wildlife flourishes in healthy ecosystems that sustain us all” is very much in sync with the Endangered Wolf Center’s goals.

With the new name, Wild Earth Allies must build its social media presence from scratch. Please like and share the Wild Earth Allies Facebook page and like and share it. And please follow them on Twitter.

Below is the text of a press release from Wild Earth Allies announcing its new name:

Fauna & Flora International, Inc. announces name change to Wild Earth Allies

U.S. non-profit builds on past successes while expanding global conservation work

CHEVY CHASE, Md., Nov. 16 – Fauna & Flora International Inc.* announced today that it is expanding under a new name — Wild Earth Allies — in response to opportunities to deepen its conservation work internationally and in the United States.

“We’re excited to build on our history while broadening the vital areas of the natural world we protect for the benefit of wildlife, habitats and people,” states Clea Newman Soderlund, Board Chairman.

“The name Wild Earth Allies signifies our vision of a world where wildlife flourishes in healthy ecosystems that sustain us all,” said Katie Frohardt, Executive Director. “We are committed to strengthening field-level conservation with high-performing partners globally.”

Wild Earth Allies will continue to pursue cutting edge initiatives to protect our planet’s biodiversity, with the same lean structure that helped it achieve the top rating as a 4-Star Charity Navigator organization for six consecutive years.

The new website, wildearthallies.org, features its signature initiatives to protect marine turtles, great apes and the Maya Golden Landscape in Belize ­­— all built on longstanding local partnerships. It also introduces new work protecting threatened trees in the United States, while increasing engagement in landscapes globally. Wild Earth Allies expects to expand the scope and reach of its programs in 2017.

“Wild Earth Allies will inspire the collaborative action that’s essential to leverage precious resources for wildlife and deliver a sustainable future for all of us,” says Virginia Busch, Board Vice Chairman.

*Fauna & Flora International Inc. was formerly the non-profit US partner of Fauna & Flora International, a UK charitable conservation organization.