We envision a healthy planet in which fungi are recognized as crucial interconnectors of nature. However, they represent a meagre 0.2 % of our global conservation priorities.

This initiative aims to write this neglected kingdom of life into conservation and agricultural policy frameworks, protect it under international and domestic law, and unlock crucial funding for mycological research, surveys and educational programs.

We are unthinkable without fungi.

This initiative is sponsored by

Our Strategy


We investigate the legal, policy, and regulatory landscape globally as well as domestically in targeted countries in order to identify opportunities to advance protections for fungi.


We engage in different forms of advocacy in order to advance legal and policy protections for fungi. This includes, among other things, organizing to secure countries’ support for the inclusion of language on fungi in various international frameworks.

Communications & Public Awareness

We communicate information and resources on fungi to decision-makers, government officials, and civil society leaders as well as members of the broader public.

Our Impact

More than 1.300 scientists, researchers, activists and citizens from 77 countries have joined #FloraFaunaFunga to demand better protection policies for fungi.

This year, the global community is gathering to develop strategies, plans and commitments to stem threats to food systems, the climate and biodiversity. These efforts are incomplete – at best – if we continue to neglect fungi.

2500+ Signatories
77 Countries
1000+ Scientists


1. Sign the statement

It is time for fungi to be recognised within legal conservation frameworks and protected on an equal footing with animals and plants.

Read and Sign the Statement

2. Follow us on social media


Giuliana Furci

Executive Director, Fungi Foundation, Harvard University Associate, co-chair IUCN SSC Fungal Conservation Committee

César Rodríguez-Garavito

Professor of Clinical Law, New York University School of Law. Director, More Than Human Rights (MOTH) Program and Chair, Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, NYU Law.

Merlin Sheldrake

Vrije University Research Associate, Bestselling author of Entangled Life, Fungi Foundation and the Society for the Protection of Underground Networks