Biodiversity conservation

Since SEE was founded in 1989 we have established scores of long-term conservation 
projects in the developing world.
 Our work focuses on the preservation of marine and terrestrial 
biodiversity via improvements to the way it is monitored and managed. 

We provide key information to stakeholders and policy-makers who manage important wildlife and
habitats, enabling them to effectively target their conservation efforts. Our surveys and ecosystem 
assessments have been instrumental in the establishment of 14 protected areas and marine parks; 
but conservation is also about improving ecosystem management in community-managed, unprotected
areas. With this in mind, we work with local communities around the world, providing them with 
education and training and supporting them to develop sustainable patterns of natural resource use. 
This is the foundation of sustainable development and we believe it is the only way to enable biodiversity
and prosperous communities to coexist.

Our projects are always conducted in partnership with key national stakeholders in the counties in which 
we work.  We provide significant training to staff from overseas institutions and governments who are 
responsible for managing areas with high biodiversity. We teach them to monitor the status of wildlife, 
habitats and ecosystem services, and to reduce the impacts of human activities without negative 
consequences for local livelihoods. 

Today we work in 5 countries: Cambodia, Costa Rica, Fiji, Madagascar and Tanzania. Each project has 
specific aims and objectives based on the local and national contexts in which they are operating. Each is
developing a foundation for monitoring changes to the health of biodiversity and natural resources in 
critical and endangered ecosystems. Where we find evidence of threats to wildlife and habitats our 
projects implement strategies to reduce these, which include working with communities and governments
to find mutually beneficial ways to reduce their impacts on the natural world. 

Read more about our current projects here