The FEO shall strive to be an umbrella organization for the conservation community in Sri Lanka so that its members can effectively share their individual knowledge and expertise; and leverage on the strength created by their numbers in protecting the country’s environment, as a unified group.Further, the FEO will encourage and support independent capacity building of its member organizations. FEO is the primary platform for investment in the direction of environmental conservation. Connecting different interest groups and allowing environmentalists to consistently organize, mobilize and draw on co-member expertise to campaign against environmental destruction.

FEO will engage in campaigns that are vital for the sustainability of the island’s environment. Environmental issues will be individually evaluated and actions may be taken by some of the member organizations or collectively.