Protecting Our Planet

Mission Statement

Towards understanding, valuing and conserving life on Earth.

About the Agenda

In a world of increasing industrialisation and economic development, it is essential to conserve, restore and protect our natural environment from degradation. In ASEAN countries, 95% of coral reefs are at risk, with it being estimated that by 2020 54% of forest cover will be lost. All stakeholders must strive towards long-term and sustainable conservation impact in order to achieve the ultimate goal of providing a living planet for future generations.

To close the gap between this goal and reality, we need to analyse relevant data and provide innovative insights with regard to biological diversity. We must then use this knowledge for practical action in the form of promoting conservation programmes and guiding decision-making in favour of preserving ecological systems.

This Collaborative Transformation agenda will thus focus on the following areas:

  • Ecology and Conservation Biology
  • Sustainable Markets for Ecological Assets
  • Environmental Justice and Education
  • Reforming Conservation Science and Practice