Foundation for Human Conservation


Mission Statement:

The foundation seeks to inspire and financially assist those individuals, scientists, researchers, organizations and agencies striving to meet America's population challenges.

Guiding Philosophy and Principles:

The statements listed below reflect the core beliefs and values upon which the foundation operates and will serve to guide future fund distributions. They are a starting point and may be modified as the foundation goes about its work.

1. FHC believes that the future existence of humankind is in peril due to a global overabundance of people accompanied by a serious depletion of natural resources. Based on the best science available, there are valid reasons to believe that a human population crash and/or extinction are likely. When and how this eventuality plays out is unknown and uncertain, but the foundation supports the "policy of no regrets"; that is, it is better to be safe than sorry. Therefore FHC is vested in the idea of averting this calamity, if possible.

2. FHC believes in the concept of "managing human presence," which means employing science based Ecological Carrying Capacities (ECCS) to balance people numbers with nature's capacity to carry or sustain the human load (along with other species) in a given locale, area, region or nation. To be clear, it's the number of people in a given place that matters, not their race, ethnicity or nationality.

"It's not the example of our power that inspires other nations, but the power of our example."
President Clinton

3. As a global leader America has a unique opportunity to show the way. By forthrightly dealing with its own population challenges, America can credibly illustrate to the rest of the world that managing human presence offers the best hope of long-term bio-sustainability and peaceful prosperity.

4. Immigration is a critical factor in population management and national policy should be based on right-sizing the nation with the inflow of immigrants controlled accordingly.

5. Economics significantly affects human behavior and it should be recognized that population management strategies will be more effective when they can help more Americans to achieve prosperity and well-being.

Dwindling Natural Resources - Jack Corbett
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6. Science and technology are very useful tools in developing solutions, but cannot be relied upon to replace natural resources or to substitute for human judgment. It's up to the citizens and government to initiate national population policies and management strategies that have the best promise of working.

7. Governments can provide propagation incentives or disincentives, but it is up to parents and/or individuals to make a conscious decision to limit the number of offspring for the good of the community and the vitality of the earth.

8. Maintaining reproductive rights is essential: this includes abstinence, birth control, abortions, and male and female sterilizations.

9. Births that are intended and planned by responsible parents provide the best start in life for newborns.

10. For those who are infertile and want to have children, adoption of American orphans should have top priority.

11. Attaining ecological literacy is key to meeting America’s population challenges: grants will be awarded to tax-exempt organizations that share the mission.

12. It is important to collaborate with other individuals and organizations in common cause.