Natural Resource Management

Current deforestation trends point toward catastrophic and irreversible losses of biodiversity and runaway climate change. The most dramatic impact is a loss of habitat for millions of species. Seventy percent of Earth’s land animals and plants live in forests, and many cannot survive the deforestation that destroys their homes. (Nat Geo)
We work to ensure communities can live sustainably without having a negative impact on the ecosystems and biodiversity around them. We support communities to better manage their natural resources in order to generate jobs, value and wellbeing from their existing natural resources. We put youth at the heart of this by giving them the skills, knowledge and support to build the capacity of rural communities to raise awareness and call for policy changes.

Our projects combine promoting sustainable and environmentally friendly livelihoods with immersing young people in areas of outstanding natural importance, giving them a sense of why nature must be protected.

We work in communities that live in the buffer zones around national parks, encouraging lifestyles that protect biodiversity without restricting their need to develop. We contribute towards research that generates global awareness of the importance of natural resources. In rainforests, where volunteers have access to some of the most bio diverse places on earth, we support scientists and researchers to carry out their work.

Other interventions include:

  • Promoting adaptive technologies like permaculture and agroforestry
    Solar energy
  • Energy saving stove, briquettes
  • Reforestation – reforestation and tree planting programs
  • Anti-Poaching – community based wildlife and protected areas conservation programs.