The Foundation for the Conservation of the Earth (FOCONE) was founded in 1996 as Save Earth Nigeria (SEN). It was formerly registered as a not-for-profit and non-governmental organization with Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Abuja, in 2009 with registration number CAC/IT/NO 32879 under the Federal Republic of Nigeria laws as Foundation for the Conservation of the Earth (FOCONE).
The organisation envisions a green environment, sound health and education for all people. Consequently, we only promote actions that are healthy, informative and environmental friendly. We empower marginalised groups to advocate for their own development and protection; promote policy formulation and adjustment to guide public and private security companies to exhibit right-based actions in protecting clients’ operational facilities and workforce; and monitor the implementation of policies, regulations and standards to ensure compliance. Over the years, we conducted most of our work in the oil-rich Niger Delta region of Nigeria where extractive companies and host communities need much support to sustain a healthy relationship. We get results through working with grassroots people, public and private security companies, oil and gas companies, government, international missions, media and Civil Society Organisations. FOCONE believes in civil engagement and peaceful co-existence, thus, encourages exhaustion of non-judicial mechanism before litigation.