To improve the life of Batswana through forestry work in Research, Education, Extension and lobbying; laying emphasis on partnerships with disadvantaged citizens and communities". Overall objectives To work in partnership with disadvantaged individuals and communities to improve their living standards through forestry and other environmental activities. To promote ecologically sound indigenous forest management practices through research and extension work. To promote the advancement of public awareness and education on the importance of tree planting, with emphasis on indigenous species. To encourage among communities sustainable utilisation of natural woodlands and maintenance of biological diversity. To actively assist and co-operate with government, private sector, and non-governmental organisations involved in forestry and environmental management and lobby as the need arises. To act as a focal point for all non-governmental forestry activities in Botswana.