Chapter 6: Sustainable Management of Natural Resources

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Sustainable Management of Natural Resources

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How can you as an individual contribute or make a difference to the management of (a) forests and wildlife, (b) water resources and (c) coal and petroleum?

Answer:

(a) Forests and wildlife:

  • Trees should not be cut and if it is required to cut the tree, we should plant more trees in its place.
  • We should protect trees from fire.
  • We should protect animals by avoiding unnecessary hunting.

(b) Water resources:

  • We should close the tap when it is not in use in order to save water.
  • We should not pollute water.
  • We should practice water harvesting.

(c) Coal and petroleum:

  • We should use public transport in order to save fuel.
  • Switch off the vehicle at the red light.
  • We should use a cleaner alternative like LPG, CNG, etc.


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