An organizational philosophy states what the organization is and who constitutes the organization. It also articulates the set of values and beliefs that the people in the organization share. These beliefs and values serve as guides in decision making involving ethical and moral questions. The CEPA philosophy is expressed thus: CEPA is a non-political and non-profit, non-government organization (NGO). It is made up of young students and professionals who are interested in the preservation of culture of the indigenous people and the protection of the environment. It recognizes the importance of the inputs of the people in the form of knowledge, experiences and suggestion to influence development projects so they can lead to maximum benefits to the communities. It strongly believes in non-discrimination, environmental preservation, and non-violence and respect women. It encourages volunteer work and co-operation among the NGOs, NGOs partners and other partners in the local and international communities. CEPA does not believe in destroying wildlife through human consumption.