The Fund's overall purpose is to create a framework for the development of natural areas, as far as possible on nature's premises.

The fund only operates in Denmark.

The purpose of the fund is based on the following observations of the state of nature in Denmark:

  1. There is a large shortage of land in Denmark, which is completely left to development on the grounds of nature.
  2. The Danish nature management is too often a backdrop, where other considerations play a dominant role; including agriculture, hunting, outdoor recreation and cultural-historical considerations. There is a need for areas where nature plays the main role.
  3. There is a need for experiments that break decades of habit thinking in Danish and international nature management.