Natural Resource Conversation and Management refers to the safeguarding and management of natural resources such as land, water, soil, plants and animals, with a particular focus on how management affects both present and future generations. It deals with managing the way people and natural landscape interact; brings together land use planning, water management, biodiversity conservation, and the future sustainability of industries.
GEECS wide range of services in that field includes, but is not limited to:
- Management of national, regional and international projects and programs on ecosystem and protected area conservation;
- Coordination of wildlife, biodiversity and species activities in conservancies and natural landscapes through involvement of all conservation stakeholders;
- Policy and advocacy for the conservation and preservation of natural habitats such as forests, lakes, catchment areas, etc;
- Elaboration of conservation projects followed by their implementation, monitoring, mid-term and final evaluation;
- Facilitation of workshop and training seminars in the framework of biodiversity conservation projects/programs;
- Evaluation and reporting on the status of implementation of multilateral environmental agreements with particular focus on the Convention on Biological Diversity;
- Development of multilateral environment agreement National Action Plans (NAPs) as well as National Strategies (NSs);
- Assessment and monitoring of plant and animal Invasive and Alien Species (IAS); and
- Management and/or control of established alien and/or native biological invasions, including stopping of new infestations and creating awareness on the fight and prevention of IAS and Evaluation of environmental, social and economic impacts of IAS.