The Sarteneja Alliance for Conservation and Development (SACD), a community-based organization, has been operating since 2007, and is dedicated to improving the quality of life of the stakeholder communities of Corozal Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. It has been achieving this through conservation, outreach, protected area management activities, and promotion of the sustainable use of the natural resources. Based in Sarteneja, Corozal District, SACD was registered as a non-profit organization on September 2008, under the Companies Act. In its role as site-management partner for Corozal Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, SACD signed a four-year co-management agreement for Corozal Bay Wildlife Sanctuary with the Forest Department, the management authority, on 22nd November, 2012.
In six short years, SACD has gained national respect, and a reputation for being an active and effective NGO. It has a clear mandate, with consultative leadership and management. Community consultation is considered the starting point for planning, and community participation is woven into project development, implementation and monitoring and evaluation
SACD has developed a management plan for the area, which is being implemented through the following three programmes:
- Natural Resource Management
- Education and Outreach
- Sustainable Development
- Jul 17
The Sarteneja Alliance for Conservation and Development (SACD), a community-based organization, has been operating since 2007