Despite the increase in conservation-development research in the last decade, the key challenges of finding a balance between environmental conservation, forest governance, ecosystem services and development are still not evident. Environmental conservation problems are specific and complex as such they should be treated base on well informed research and specifications. RCESD has established sustainable linkages between environmental conservation, governance, ecosystem services, eco-conception and developmental actions that require the consideration of local people’s needs within the short and the long run. We are engaged in participatory research to ensure sustainability in environmental conservation programs.
One of the most powerful tools in the protection of biodiversity is the use of conservation. It is with this that RCESD has as one of its goals to implement the objectives of the (IUCN) in the protection of critically endangered species.