Sustainable Ecological Management

Ecology is defined as the relationship between organisms and their environment. In terms of human beings, ecology also entails the interaction between human groups and their social and physical environments, also referred to as human ecology. Seeing that humans are organisms, even though they are not given considerable attention in general ecology and biodiversity dialogue, ecological management should in fact incorporate programmes which focus on the wellbeing of  humans, other animals and their environment, along with their inter-linked relationships.

When the term ‘ecological’ is used, it often describes a body or process which is beneficial to the environment, or results in minimum damage to the environment. Ecological management can as such be defined as the act of incorporating personnel to effectively and efficiently achieve desired objectives pertaining to the relationship between organisms and the natural environment, in a manner that is beneficial or causes minimum damage to the environment.

The word sustainable relates to a process that can be maintained over a long period. With the evolution of environmental theories, including sustainable development models, the term sustainable is commonly linked with the definition of sustainable development. Sustainable development is development where the current generation can adequately meet its own needs without compromising the needs of future generations. In this light, the word sustainable is used to describe a process, which can be conducted over a time frame with minimal long-term detrimental effect to the environment.

If the term sustainable is incorporated into ecological management, that is, sustainable ecological management, it can as such be defined as effectively managing ecological systems in a manner which allows resilience and maximum benefit to organisms with little to no damage inflicted on these ecosystems. In light of this, programmes in this portfolio will incorporate all the above principles for the development and benefit of organisms (including humans) and the environment.

OBJECTIVES

  1. To maximise the potential of humans to generate sustainable income with minimal cost to their natural environment, with emphasis placed on persons in rural communities
  2. To foster a positive mutual understanding between humans and surrounding ecosystems thus effectively managing and conserving these ecosystems
  3. To promote awareness and implement programmes as it relates to sustainable land management to ensure strategic use of available land resources without compromising the health of related ecosystems
  4. To ensure youth development in sustainable ecological management, this fosters greater appreciation for the environment.

Significant transition of target groups that are geared towards sustainable managing their ecosystems, and demonstrate this through

  1. Positive behavior change evidenced through increased support of/ participation in environmental activities
  2. The implementation of projects which serve to  protect surrounding ecosystems within their respective communities
  3. Application of knowledge gained towards the sustained implementation of Eco-friendly small businesses.

 

International Coastal Cleanup

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