The overall goal of the DNPWC is to conserve wildlife and outstanding landscapes of ecological importance for the well-being of the people.
The primary objective of the Department is to conserve the country's major representative ecosystems, unique natural and cultural heritage and give protection to the valuable and endangered wildlife species. It encourages scientific research for the conservation of genetic diversity. In achieving its objectives, the Department implements regular programs, National Parks Management, Wildlife Reserve Management, Conservation Area Management, Hunting Reserve Management, Buffer Zone Management, Hattisar Management and Non Timber Forest Products Management that includes key activities such as Habitat Management, Species Conservation, Anti-poaching Operations, Conservation Education, Ecotourism Promotion in and around the Protected Areas.
The specific objectives of the department are:
• To conserve rare and endangered wildlife, including floral and faunal diversity, by maintaining representative ecosystems
• To conserve and manage outstanding landscapes of ecological importance
• To support the livelihood of the local people through buffer zone and conservation area management programs
• To promote ecotourism consistent with biodiversity conservation