There are currently 24 species of crocodiles distributed in North America and South Africa, Australia and Asia. They are the largest living reptiles on earth today, ranging in length from 1.5 m to about 9 m. Crocodiles have been around about 200 million years. Their history with the man is alternately increased from fascination to fear. The FDB in partnership with the company is currently Lacoste engaged in financing conservation projects for species crocodiles threatened in Nepal, Colombia, Philippines, China and the United States.
Dolphins are marine mammals and freshwater. Social animals, they considered one of the most intelligent species. Their conduct has been the subject of extensive research, both in captivity and in nature. Over the centuries, the imprint of humans on the oceans and major rivers have led some dolphins to extinction, others are now threatened. The FDB in partnership with the company MAAF supports a conservation program for the bottlenose dolphin in the Gulf-Normando Breton.i
The eagles are among the birds most iconic and best-known, but they are among the most threatened. Most of the 60 species of eagles live in Eurasia and Africa. By allowing the establishment of a partnership between the ski resort Val d'Isere and the League for the Protection of Birds (LPO) to develop a network observation and protection for the Eagle in the Alps, the FDB is involved in the Golden Eagle Protection in France.
Eiders, part of the Anatidae family, are among the biggest ducks of the northern hemisphere. Nowadays, five species are listed. Eiders are particularly know for the quality of their duck down, hot and light, used by females to cover their eggs. These species principaly live in the northern shores of the american and asian continents. In partnershp with EIDER, FDB supports the actions in the field in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon and in Haute-Savoie, for the species conservation.
Rhinos are one of the last groups of large animals. Abundant there another century, they were widely killed for their valuable horns, jeopardizing their survival. All species of rhinoceros are now considered threatened disappearance. Some are breeding program and reintroduction. Return a species as impressive in the natural environment is not simple, it requires preparation and involvement of local people. With the support of the Group Rhinos FDB has entered into a partnership with AWELY implement a project conservation in Nepal to protect the Indian Rhinoceros.