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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.

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people who benefited from improved natural resource management in 2019

To make lasting change for the next generation, communities must have the skills, resources and opportunities they need to responsibly benefit from the natural resources around them, from fish to forests to mineral deposits. This is what Pact works toward. Our practical, integrated, systemic approach to natural resource management focuses on the interdependencies of nature and people, to the benefit of both.

We empower 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.

Through our work, we improve biodiversity and conservation and foster more diversified, sustainable and profitable livelihoods so that those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization can own their future.

Learn more about our integrated natural resource management work here

Our NRM Work in Action

Raising the voices of indigenous organizations across the Amazon region

August 5, 2020
“Indigenous women need autonomy, a voice and a light.” This is how Telma Taurepang describes the challenges that her community has long...
Rain is critical at the start of the planting season in the Lower Mekong Basin.

Monitoring the Mekong drought

July 31, 2020
As part of the Mekong Water Data Initiative (MWDI), the Sustainable Infrastructure Partnership (SIP)  is continuing its long-standing...
Mangroves in West Kalimantan, Indonesia, where Pact and USAID Green Invest Asia are helping timber producers to diversify and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. (Photo: Yohann Formont/GIA)

Building a better post-Covid-19 world with the private sector

June 4, 2020
Covid-19 has created one of the most widespread humanitarian and economic crises in recent history. Despite years of pandemic warnings...

This Earth Day, Covid-19 reminds us that the environment’s health and our own are one

April 21, 2020
The year 2019 saw human-induced natural disasters decimate the planet’s ecosystems—and the wildlife that depend on them—at an alarming rate...

From data to knowledge: How Pact is working with Mekong partners to solve water policy problems

April 13, 2020
The Mekong River turned blue in the December-January dry season of 2019 and 2020. This postcard-pretty hue was not good news, however. The...

In Lao PDR, managing crucial groundwater resources is an international team effort

September 12, 2019
It’s a cloudy day in the late July rainy season in Savannakhet, a province in central Lao PDR that sits along the Mekong River and the Thai...

USAID Green Invest Asia

August 22, 2019
Commercial agriculture is responsible for 40 percent of Asia's deforestation. From 1990 to 2016, agricultural greenhouse gas emissions rose...

Photo story: Plenty of fish in the lake

May 29, 2019
Lake communities in Malawi are building a sustainable fishing industry.

A fish processor in Malawi protects the environment, one stove at a time

March 18, 2019
By Goodwell Thunga Necessity breeds invention, as the saying goes. This was exactly the case for Vincent Sande, a soft-spoken man who owns...

Southeast Asian women champion sustainability

March 8, 2019
Tainted food, plastic pollution, global warming and climate change – these are a number of the top concerns women have as consumers and...