Our work is grounded in our experience of natural resource management based on our lived realities, traditions and recognised rights as enshrined in local, regional and international, laws, policies and protocols emphasising:
- the need to recognize and reinforce human rights, including land and resource rights
- economic and social incentives for the conservation and sustainable use of wildlife as well as safeguarding of intellectual property rights and benefit sharing
- that successful natural resource management outcomes depend on people, power and economics
- that conserving nature should be redefined as an inclusive and equitable pillar for the growth of regional, national and local economies.