Natural Resource Conservation

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The natural resources provided by nature are fundamental to the survival of our species. Recognizing this basic truth, the concept of conservation has evolved to encompass all practices aimed at caring for the earth’s natural resources, both living and nonliving, in order to maintain the pool of supply for current and future generations (McDaniel, Sprout, Boudreau, & Turgeon, 2011). The activities in this respect are intentional in nature and can be single-issue, e.g., Florida Manatees, or multi-issue, e.g. bans on the sale of exotic or endangered species or animal products. Conservation efforts can be politically, socially, and politically motivated, or they may be combination of all of these factors. The need for conservation efforts has evolved in response to the negative effects of human activities that have resulted in, for example, pollution, habitat destruction and land use changes. Causes for these problems are as varied as the impacts. However, some factors play a particularly prevalent role. Population size is one of the major influencers with the current population is estimated by the United Nations to be approximately 7.5 billion dollars and this number is expected to rise to over 9 billion by 2050 (United Nations, 2015). Such a large number of humans puts a great deal of pressure on the earth’s natural resources. Moreover, with the majority of population growth occurring in developing lands and western values becoming incorporated in the cultures of developing

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