With most of its project areas located in one of the last few remaining large patches of forest and important Key Biodiversity Areas (KBA’s) in the country and mostly with conflicting tenurial instruments, the environmental program of TLDFI is intended to promote ecological balance and sustainable development among our partner communities without jeopardizing the capability of the future generations of sustaining themselves in close coordination with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), local government units (LGU), IP communities and other stakeholders working for the protection of the environment. Services and projects under this program includes but not limited to the following: reforestation with abaca farming integration, agro-forestry, promotion of contour farming and biodiversity research and conservation.
TLDFI works closely with DENR and facilitated the ground delineation and demarcation of protected areas and work to consolidate and harmonize the different plans within the watershed areas, improving the awareness of LGU’s on their roles in environmental protection and forest laws enforcement and in raising the awareness of local communities in protecting the environment based on the concept of Indigenous Peoples Rights Act. To do this, TLDFI actively promote the participation of the community in protecting the environment just like what Semgifa 3Kings had accomplished in the Municipality of Lake Sebu, South Cotabato. Recently, with the new reality brought about by the climate change and global warming, disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation was added as a new feature of the program. In partnership with the LGU Surallah with funding support from the Philippine Australian Community Assistance Program (PACAP), TLDFI was able to develop the Naci Dike Technique, as cheap and effective way of riverbank rehabilitation and protection which is now being promoted by Allah Valley Landscape Development Alliance to towns and cities in South Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat provinces.