Communities rely on natural resources to live and earn an income. Over utilisation leads to the depletion of natural resources. Therefore natural resources need to be managed and utilised in a sustainable manner, in order to maximise the goods and services received from them, while still maintaining their function and production capacity. Natural forests, fishing and wetlands are finite resources that must be managed unsustainably; similarly invasive alien vegetation can provide useful resources but needs to be managed to prevent uncontrollable spread.
This section provides guidance on the sustainable and efficient management and utilisation of these various resources.