The rate of change on planet Earth has accelerated, leading The Peregrine Fund towards preemptive action to prevent species declines before they reach a state of emergency. This strategy allows us to find flexible, affordable conservation options.

Habitat protection is not a new idea for The Peregrine Fund… from rural Texas to fishing villages in Madagascar, we have worked for decades developing partnerships with people who share a home with birds of prey. 

We are now applying this approach at a global scale, and are identifying areas of high conservation value based on raptors' ecological needs and aligned with the Key Biodiversity Areas concept (IUCN 2016). This strategy measures irreplaceability (e.g., high diversity and endemism) and vulnerability (i.e., the breadth of options available to conserve a given site or landscape over time). 


Madagascar Wetlands

When we arrived in 1990, the country had no formal measures for protecting habitat for wildlife or for human livelihood. Our work in Madagascar was the first conservation program to seek wholistic answers—saving raptors and enriching lives.

A biologist travels by boat to reach the Darien region of Panama

Darien Rain Forest

One of the most biologically rich places on earth, the Darien region of Panama occupies a crossroads of geography and history. Now is the moment to empower its indigenous communities with sustainable livelihoods that protect the rain forest and all its residents.

Texas Grasslands

North America was once covered by vast grasslands that supported a wide diversity of bird life, including the Northern Aplomado Falcon. We returned this endangered species, absent since in the 1950s, and expect it to be self-sustaining as suitable habitat is restored.