The Earth will not continue to offer its harvest, except with faithful stewardship. We cannot say we love the land and then take steps to destroy it for use by future generations.– John Paul II
|| Elsie Gabriel
World Nature Conservation Day is celebrated on July 28 all over the world in order to raise awareness about the value of natural resources and encourage people about the practices of protecting natural resources. World Nature Conservation Day also recognizes that a healthy environment is a foundation for a stable and productive society and to secure the well-being of present and future generations, we all must actively enforce to protect, conserve, and sustainably manage our natural resources.
Several environmental problems have surfaced in the recent past. Some of the problems include global warming, ozone layer depletion and the recent Assam Floods, Sundarbans Cyclones, Amazon bushfires for example. If one creates awareness about natural resources, it will help to protect the environment and resources for the future generations.
Nature conservation means protecting nature so that it is not overexploited. It also means using natural resources wisely so that needs of the present generation can be satisfied without compromising future generation’s ability to maximize their own needs. The most obvious reason for conservation is to protect wildlife and promote biodiversity. Protecting wildlife and preserving it for future generations also means that the animals we love don’t become a distant memory, don’t become extinct. And we can maintain a healthy and functional ecosystem.
Several environmental problems have surfaced in the recent past, some due to overpopulation, some due to neglect and some due to greed. Some of the problems include global warming, ozone layer depletion and the recent Amazon bushfires. If one creates awareness about natural resources, it will help to protect the environment and resources for the future generations. As an citizen of the earth, you can enforce action wherever you are.
Replacing renewable sources of energy with non-renewable sources of energy.
Encourage planting of trees to avoid soil erosion.
Ensure water conservation.
Reduce, reuse and recycle waste.
Avoid the use of plastics.
Use organic compost for gardening.
Setup wastewater treatment plants and practice rainwater harvesting.
Try to reduce the use of electricity. Switch off electrical appliances when not in use.
Use less paper. This will help in the conservation of trees.
Use public transport whenever possible.
Avoid wastage of food in all its forms.
Spread the importance of sustainable development.
How to observe World Nature Conservation Day?
On this Day, spread a message about the significance of conservation of nature with friends and family. We should understand the importance and value of our natural resources. World celebrates World Nature Conservation Day. It aims at increasing awareness of natural resources and makes people understand the importance and value of our natural resources.
How can we conserve nature?
Plant a tree:
Planting trees for the environment is good as they are renewable, biodegradable and recyclable
Conservation of Water:
Conservation of water means careful and economical use of water. We should conserve water as it is a precious natural resource.
Reduce the use of electricity:
If we reduce energy consumption then power plants will need to produce less electricity and thus reducing the number of fossil fuels burned every day.
We should understand the importance and value of our natural resources.
Use Less Paper:
We must try to use less paper as far as it is possible. The benefit of reducing paper consumption is saving the world.
(Elsie Gabriel is an environment and Climate Change writer. As a certified diver, she researches the anthropological corners of the earth enforcing a more Sustainable Earth, with focus on Ocean Habitat)