Natural Resource Management

WHAT IS NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT?

Most Countries derive a significant proportion of their wealth from its environmental assets, including agriculture, mining and tourism.

These environmental assets provide crucial ecosystem services such as regulating the climate, purifying water, absorbing and transforming wastes, preventing disease and providing the genetic resources that are the basis for many medicines.

There will be significant costs to a country’s economy and the welfare of all its people if these assets are allowed to degrade. They are very expensive, and sometimes impossible, to replace. Most Countries natural resources are under grave threat from climate change, water scarcity, pollution, the legacy of past land management change such as inappropriate land clearing, feral animals, weeds, and unsustainable farming practices and inappropriate development, particularly in coastal and peri-urban areas.

Governments recognise  that national leadership is required to redress the decline in the health of landscapes, protect its national environmental assets, facilitate sustainable and productive natural resource management and use, support viable rural communities and better engage with Indigenous peoples in these actions.

COVERAGE OF NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT  IN INFORMED FARMERS

This section includes articles on Natural resources including management principles and techniques .

For convenience, the section has been sub-categorised into the following headings. Please click on the hyperlinks in Blue to go to these links:

CLIMATE

SOILS

WATER

LAND

ENVIRONMENT

FAUNA

FLORA

WEATHER

OTHER NRM ISSUES