The Forum is committed to bettering the lives of people in the area through supporting and generating livelihoods, while securing dependable, sustained access to essential natural resources. As a dynamic, membership led conservation organisation, LWF provides a platform for dialogue for a cross section of land owners and land users including local community groups, private ranchers, pastoralists, small scale farmers and tourism ventures.
LWF has taken a holistic approach to conservation, which is reflected in the coverage of the programmes and the way it works. Conservation in the LWF is broad based, and covers essential natural resources and clearly links the well being of people to the health of the natural environment. People are as much a part of nature as other forms of life, and their lives and livelihoods depend on the natural environment being healthy; this is something many people forget or possibly don’t know!