To further ecological, social and economic well-being, FES:
Promotes the decentralisation of natural resource management by aiding informed, local-level, collective action;
Demonstrates the importance of conservation by focusing on Commons within the larger landscape;
Assists local communities to secure rights over shared natural resources, improve local governance and access public funds to restore local ecosystems.
To address the critical task of Commons restoration, FES centre-stages local communities as stewards capable of leading local action, and promotes working on Commons within the larger landscape.
This enhances local employment, livestock production, farm productivity and the
overall returns that are within the ecological thresholds of the area.
By working across varied ecological and cultural settings, FES contributes to the widespread recognition of Common Property Regimes as a promising option, alongside centralised or individual property regimes. Instead of a nature or people-centric approach, FES reinforces socio-ecological thinking for improved governance of resource systems and local stewardship.