The Italian Forestry Fund is a non-profit, apolitical, non-partisan and non-denominational association.
The purpose of the Association is to contrast the causes and effects of climate change through forestation activities.
The Association buys lands to be forested or receives them from donations and testamentary legacies.
The Association can also reforest areas received on loan or as concessions for a suitable period.
The forestry works follow in an interdisciplinary way the most modern criteria of science and environmental and landscape practice, so that the areas become covered with forests as autonomous as possible, limiting human interventions to a minimum.
The Association can acquire lands that are already forested, in any structural stage, in order to ensure their conservation over time.
The Association maintains the forests, both those created and those acquired, in their natural state with the ambition of never making cuts or other interventions tampering with natural dynamics. Cuts for commercial purposes are not allowed. Cuts that do not affect forest structure and which are limited to what is strictly necessary can be made on an exceptional basis, where this is provided for by the management plan or for security reasons, as long as this does not diminish the forest structure and the level of naturalness. The said cuts must be previously approved by the Association's Scientific Committee.
The funds of the Association, forested or otherwise, independently of how they were acquired, are inalienable.
The Association does not sell its Removal Units (RMUs) (CO2 quotas) no matter what they are called.
The Association finances itself with social quotas, donations (including charitable donations), testamentary legacies, sponsorships and by carrying out, also in its own forests, activities that respect man, the environment and natural dynamics, which are not in contrast with the purpose and spirit of the Association.
The Association establishes contacts with schools and other training institutions of any type and level to disseminate ecological thinking and its principles.
The Association encourages fundraising, volunteering and the theoretical and practical training of anyone who wants to engage, even occasionally, in foresting the lands, study the natural dynamics or protect the forests.
The Association can be structured across the national territory in order to be present in the places that it intends to protect or forest, and to better involve local populations.
The Association encourages and supports scientific research in the environmental field and its dissemination. As such, it maintains friendly relations with public or private bodies, institutions and associations considered useful for this purpose.
The Association, given their possible environmental, social, landscape, historical and cultural function, recognizes the importance of buildings, out of the urban context, in ruins or considered abandoned because they are not used.
The Association recognizes the importance of so-called abandoned or secondary land and therefore declares that its land is never to be considered abandoned in substance, since it is deliberately managed to favour the free evolution of natural dynamics to the benefit of the environment and scientific research, for environmental education and training, for aesthetics, for the quality and safety of the territory, for the preservation of historical-cultural memory and for promoting the quality of human life. This is also true in cases where any form of abandonment foreseen or definable based on laws and regulations in force may appear or occur.
The Association recognizes the positive role of urban forests, public parks, food forests, cultural forests, gardens and the agricultural landscape as a whole, hoping for a management that promotes agricultural practices and interventions that do not reduce their natural state or structural aspect.
The Association can exchange its own isolated funds with funds of equal environmental interest that are contiguous to the Association's property or to areas already subjected to similar or greater obligations or protections.
In the event of liquidation of the Association, all its movable and immovable property is transferred to an association or non-profit foundation with similar purposes, according to the law.
Boschi e foreste si conservano per i figli, ma si piantano per i nipoti!
L’operato del Fondo Forestale Italiano è un ponte che la nostra generazione costruisce verso le prossime.