LEF practices a community-centred conservation approach by supporting locally-led conservation projects to improve the environment and support communities. 

To create sustainable environmental conservation projects, communities must be represented and supported. That’s why in all the projects we support there’s an element of community capacity building. Either in the form of improving environmental education, capacity building institutions and organisations or through the creation of environmentally-led income generating projects. 

Through strengthening community capacity, we can play a part in the creation of the next generation of environmental champions and create resilient communities in the face of climate change. 

To do this, LEF focuses on all aspects of conservation including but not limited to; restoring mangrove and terrestrial forests, protecting coral reefs, restoring land, supporting innovation in sustainable waste management and continuing support for environmental education and the creation of additional livelihoods that will directly benefit communities.  

See below for more information on our thematic areas: