Natural resource management
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 use of the natural resources around them.
Natural resources are just that: resources to be used by those who depend on them, often families with few options who live in or near 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 people and the environment can mutually flourish if stakeholders are involved in solutions.
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 dignified livings and enjoy all the benefits that nature provides.