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The aims of INFTA are:

  • to raise awareness about Forest Therapy as evidence-based Public health concept
  • to promote nature and Forest Therapy in Australia, Asia and internationally
  • to define, introduce, certify, monitor and amend (where required) curricula, educational material, assessments and standards with regards to nature and Forest Therapy training
  • to liaise as the international peak body, professional organization and representative of nature and Forest Therapy with other national and international bodies, organizations, government departments, corporate entities or other stakeholders in the area of nature and Forest Therapy to promote, develop and maintain global educational, training, monitoring, research, publication and otherwise relevant standards
  • to support members of the association in their endeavours as Certified Forest Therapy Guides
  • to represent members of the association as the peak body of nature and forest therapy nationally and internationally