Should conservation of nature be a personal responsibility or should society be held accountable for its protection?
What is conservation?
- The act of preserving, protecting and managing natural resources
- The act of exploiting natural resources for commercial purposes
- The act of destroying natural habitats
'Sustainable use' refers to:
- Using natural resources in a way that does not deplete them for future generations
- Exploiting natural resources without consideration for the future
- Using up all available resources immediately
Conservation: The protection, preservation, management, or restoration of wildlife and of natural resources such as forests, soil, and water. Ecosystem: A biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment. Biodiversity: The variety of plant and animal life in the world or in a particular habitat, a high level of which is usually considered to be important and desirable.
In some countries, the conservation of wildlife is considered a form of art. For example, the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing, is a form of conservation that has been practiced for centuries. One of the biggest threats to wildlife is illegal poaching. In fact, poachers kill over 100,000 elephants, rhinos, and other African wildlife every year. The world’s first national park was established in 1872 in the US state of Wyoming. It was Yellowstone National Park, and it was established to protect the area’s unique geothermal features.
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What are some of the ways that individuals and communities can work together to combat conservation issues?
What environmental conservation issues are important to you and why?
Question: What are some ways that 9th grade students can help conserve their local environment? Clues: • Think about the ways humans impact their local environment. • Research how to reduce pollution and waste in your area. • Identify ways to create a sustainable future.
What is one way to conserve energy?