To contribute to the conservation and sustainable use of the country's forest ecosystems, supporting the development of conservation strategies and implementation at local, regional, state and national scales, working with indigenous communities, civil organizations, academic institutions and municipal, state and federal government entities.
The principal approaches to achieve this goal include:
- Vision and Regional Coordination. Identify conservation priorities, considering ecological processes, representative ecosystems, spatial requirements of viable populations, connectivity, environmental services and socioeconomic factors.
- Protected Areas. Support the design, creation, implementation, management and evaluation of protected areas, including national parks, biosphere reserves and community protected areas (see definition).
- Integrated Forest Management. Promote the integration of alternative economic activities that are compatible with conservation, such as good forest management, timber certification, and production of environmental services and ecotourism.
- National and International Public Policy. Contribute to the design and implementation of informed public policy and national and international conservation strategies.
For each approach, emphasize research, capacity building, environmental education, and communication.