Sylva Foundation as a Charitable Trust

Sylva Foundation is a charity registered in England and Wales 1128516 and in Scotland SC041892.

Sylva Foundation charitable objects are to promote the conservation of the environment for the public benefit consistent with sustainable development principles by:

  1. promoting and conducting research for the public benefit about effective sustainable forest management and the dissemination of the useful results of such research;
  2. advancing education for the public benefit in the theory and practice of sustainable forest management;
  3. supporting the development and application of sustainable forest management for the public benefit;
  4. advancing education and business enterprise in the design and production of home-grown wood products for the public benefit.
Joan Webber discusses Chalara fraxinea in a Norfolk woodland

Sylva’s Trustees

Sylva Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees. They are responsible for the overall strategic direction and oversight of the charity, ensuring regulatory compliance, monitoring and evaluating risks, and approval of the annual budget and audited accounts.

Dr Robin Buxton

Dr Robin Buxton

Robin Buxton’s career has focussed on building effective organisations and networks to strengthen nature conservation in the UK. He has…

Lucius Cary

Lucius Cary

Lucius is the founder and managing director of Oxford Technology Management Ltd, which has specialised in making and managing investments…

Dr James Morison

Dr James Morison

James Morison is a forest environmental scientist, leading research on understanding the impacts of, and the response to climate change…

Jim Waterson

Jim Waterson

After a degree at Wye College, University of London, Jim worked in New Zealand before returning to the UK to…