Mission: To support development of the field of ethnobiology and maintain a network of professionals within the field.
Programs: Global coalition the purpose of this activity is "to encourage the permanent and meaningful dialogue between indigenous peoples, scientists, and environmentalists in order to develop a unified strategy to defend the biological and cultural diversity of planet earth. " ethics program this program undertakes policy development and educational outreach to steward and raise awareness of the organization's code of ethics. Key activities involve facilitating development of the online ethics toolkit, and strategic outreach in collaboration with the ise global coalition involving education and policy advocacy related to both the code of ethics and toolkit. Darrel posey fellowship program the fellowship promotes the field of ethnoecology and the understanding of local peoples' complex and dynamic relationships with their environment. It especially supports indigenous peoples and local communities working to sustainably manage, and secure rights to, their environment and resources.