a conservation function - to contribute to the
conservation of landscapes, ecosystems, species and genetic variation;
a development function - to foster economic and
human development which is socio-culturally and ecologically sustainable;
a logistic function - to provide support for
research, monitoring, education and information exchange related to
local, national and global issues of conservation and development.
The aim of COSMOS is to provide a toolkit
to encourage citizens of all ages to get involved with the integrated
local management of all these functions.