FERAL: Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning
Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning
Natural Resource Management
This programme seeks ways to conserve, restore and manage ecosystem services with local communities. Its objectives are:
To unravel ecological processes which deliver important ecosystem services and to quantify these ecosystem services using multidisciplinary approaches.
To demonstrate and develop research tools for decision support in the management of natural systems with specific focus on scenario building for impacts of climate change and tradeoffs between interventions.
To use this research to identify strategies and inform and influence policy which will: - Reduce the vulnerabilities of both stakeholders and the ecosystems on which they depend to natural disasters and climate change. - Help restore, and sustainably manage ecosystem services through community action in habitat restoration, protection and management.