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Working Locally, Shared Globally
QLF fosters leadership – one person at a time – to advance community-based conservation and the stewardship of natural resources and cultural heritage. QLF’s model, inspired in the Atlantic Region, is shared worldwide.
QLF Alumni hail from 75 countries in six regions and represent the organization’s program mission by sharing models of conservation and stewardship.
QLF identifies, engages, and supports the next generation of community and conservation leaders working worldwide to advance conservation and stewardship efforts. We encourage knowledge-sharing while also seeking to strengthen personal and professional ties between program participants who are working across regions, borders, and cultural barriers.Learn More »
We promote community-based approaches to environmental conservation and biodiversity protection that directly engage local residents, organizations, and governments. Our strong support of locally based initiatives, backed by public outreach and education, has been globally recognized as a model for achieving long-term conservation in rural areas.Learn More »
QLF embraces the concept of stewardship – efforts to create, nurture, and enable responsibility in landowners and resource users to manage and protect land and its natural and cultural heritage – in all that we do. Ongoing stewardship programs and partnerships run regionally and within global frameworks.Learn More »