By supporting grassroot, locally led conservation projects LEF works to improve the environment and support communities transition towards more sustainable living by raising awareness of the importance of the environment and increasing environmentally led industries leading to greater prosperity within the region and decreasing conflict overall.

LEF focuses on all aspects of conservation including, restoring mangrove and terrestrial forests, conserving seagrass beds, protecting coral reefs, restoring land around savannahs hosting diverse wildlife, supporting innovation in sustainable waste management and continuing support for environmental education and the creation of sustainable livelihoods that will directly benefit communities. 

LEF will support projects within these key thematic areas: