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Natural Resource Management

Pact works with local communities and governments to forge effective management systems and build responsible nature-based enterprises, allowing people to benefit from their natural environment.



people that benefited from improved natural resource management in 2016

Pact's promise is a world where resource-dependent communities gain lasting benefit from the sustainable sue of the natural resources around them.

Natural resources are just that: Resources to be used by those who depend on them, often families poor and marginalized who live in or by the forests, croplands, streams and rivers we seek to preserve.

Pact’s practical approach to natural resource management focuses on the interdependencies of nature and people, to the benefit of both.

We believe both the environment and humans can mutually flourish, if stakeholders are involved the solution and take ownership of theirs and nature’s future.

That’s why Pact works in partnership with communities, institutions and governments to responsibly conserve, sustain and manage natural resources. Our people-centered approach focuses on empowering communities to make their own resource management decisions, working within the realities of population pressure, poverty, an increasing demand for energy and resources and the impacts of a changing climate. Whether the goal is improved biodiversity, conservation or more diversified and profitable livelihoods, people are the key to achieving meaningful results.

Pact ensures stakeholders gain the skills and abilities they need to better manage and sustainably use their natural resources.

Our integrated approach links conservation to livelihoods, governance, knowledge management, conflict resolution, equity and the strengthening of local, regional and national institutions.

In the end, our work benefits both nature and those who rely on nature, so that sustainable environments allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living and their families to enjoy all the benefits that nature provides.

Our NRM Work in Action

In Cambodia, a mining company & an

November 28, 2016
In Peak Village, Pact and a local NGO are helping to build a new, collaborate approach.

With Pact’s support, Cambodian banks

September 27, 2016
The Association of Banks in Cambodia (ABC) has taken its first major step toward sustainable lending practices by committing to develop...

Amid deforestation & land disputes,

September 1, 2016
With the country’s deforestation rate now estimated to be the fifth worst in the world, Pact is helping Cambodia to conserve its trees –...

Pact's Mekong Partnership for the

June 27, 2016
Pact's Barry Flaming discusses the Mekong Partnership for the Environment project. Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development...

Pact's Yves Bawa nominated as leader

March 14, 2016
Pact is pleased to announce that Yves Bawa has been nominated for this year’s Top 100 Conflict Mineral Influence Leaders list. Bawa serves...

Plummeting commodity prices increase risk

February 11, 2016
A steep fall in worldwide mineral prices is jeopardizing the operational traceability system designed to both stem ‘conflict minerals’ and...

Report recommends actions to increase

January 20, 2016
The Cambodian National Council for Sustainable Development (NCSD), in collaboration with the U.S. Agency for International Development (...

Unconflicted: Mineral traceability in

October 29, 2015
Throughout Africa’s Great Lakes region, Pact and our partners are working to ensure small-scale and artisanal miners have legal access to...

'One day at a time’: Mining in the

October 29, 2015
Safari Kulimushi, a 47-year-old father of 13 in DRC, lives his life as a miner one day at a time. With Pact’s support, his livelihood has...

What’s your promise?

October 29, 2015
Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow for millions of poor and marginalized people. Find out what that promise means and how you can...