Our mission and vision
The vision of the Forest Conservation Programme is that:
“Local people will have the authority to make decisions about forest resources and how they will be used, and to have the capacity to effectively implement their decisions.”
Alongside securing rights and tenure to forest resources, the Forest Conservation Programme works on securing right to effective marketing of forest products.
The mission of the Forest Conservation Programme is:
"To influence, encourage, and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable. "
The rationale rests on the recognition that social equity is not only a matter of basic human rights, but also a way to increase the efficiency and sustainability of our institutional efforts. Therefore, the Forest Conservation Programme seeks to:
- Empower local communities to be able to fully participate in the collaborative and sustainable management of their own natural resources
- Support governments and nations to invest in stakeholder consultation and negotiation mechanisms and to adapt legal and institutional frameworks to allow participatory management of natural resources
- Promote tenure systems that support fair access to the land and to natural resources beyond gender, caste, class, ethnicity, age, or any other social discrimination, as a basic foundation for achieving conservation and sustainable use of natural resources
- Involve different stakeholders by working at the local level to promote decision-making institutions and collaborative management.