About Terra Sylvestris
We are a not for profit non governmental grassroots organisation registered as a not for profit company and based in Greece composed of a dedicated group of people driven by our desire to protect the environment through specific courses of action such as environmental conservation projects and scientific research targeted towards sustainable development. Key to this object is the achievement of environmental justice in a given area and the conservation of biological diversity.
Our organisation is governed by a board of directors.A voluntary international advisory board provides advice on various issues . Our organisation is operated primarily by volunteers and a smaller number of members of the organisation.
We achieve our goals by providing solutions to local environmental problems through targeted conservation actions, empowerment and education of local communities to protect their environment, relevant legal actions and the provision of viable sustainable economic alternatives to human practices that are environmentally destructive . The logo of our organisation is a symbolic representation of the focus of the organisation in conserving and restoring organisms and ecosystems that support them that are either relatively large in size, great in age for their species or both and specifically large sized individuals particularly within each of three ecological groups highly threatened by human interference : Cetaceans, terrestrial herbivores and large sized and/or aged floral organisms
What we do
We are and will always remain an above-ground movement. This means we will among other things never become or desire to become involved in illegal activities. We aim for maximum transparency in what we do also with society and off course the public and private sector in general.
To achieve our objective we are either currently or potentially active in advocacy for causes and groups, empowerment of local communities and especially indigenous groups to protect their environment and livelihoods, scientific research, lobbying, peaceful protesting and of course direct conservation actions such as for example tree planting and any non violent actions that is within the limits of the law that is also in line with our ethics .
Above all we believe in peaceful actions and strive for this as much as possible with our own actions.
In this context we believe in and also actively engage in collaborations with like minded individuals and groups of these from potentially anywhere in the world.