Leland Partner

Foundation for Ecological Security

Coordination office in Anand, Gujarat, India


As ecological security is the foundation of sustainable and equitable development, the Foundation for Ecological Security (FES) is committed to strengthening, reviving or restoring, where necessary, the process of ecological succession and the conservation of land, forest and water resources in the country. To this end FES: works towards the ecological restoration and conservation of land and water resources, in the uplands and other eco-fragile, degraded and marginalised zones of the country and to set in place the processes of co-ordinated human effort and governance to this end; undertakes work either directly, or with and through a range of democratic village institutions, their federal bodies, and civil society organisations, set up through initiatives that are ecologically sustainable, socially and economically equitable and provide relief to the poor, in particular; ensures the ecological integrity of all efforts by working, as far as possible, with entire landscapes, and with all the interrelated communities within it, through a range of arrangements on their land and aquatic resources, whether Commons, Public or Private; works for and promote stability of the ecosystems through the protection and restoration of biological diversity, including the diversity of species, age diversity, genetic variability as well as that of structural composition; and collaborates with Panchayat Raj and other democratic village institutions, as well as appropriate civil society organisations, in their efforts to contribute towards the objectives of the Society, and to provide technical and financial assistance to them.