To conserve, protect and restore the natural resources and animal and plant life of the world.
to advance the education of the public in respect of the conservation, protection and restoration of such natural resources and animal and plant life including the promotion of research.
to promote sustainable development for the benefit of the public by
(1) the preservation, conservation and protection of the environment and the prudent use of natural resources; and
(2) the promotion of sustainable means of achieving economic growth and social progress.
in this context, “sustainable development” means development that meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.