How has conservation of resources been advocated at various levels?

Asked by Ananta Srivastava | 4th Jul, 2014, 05:34: PM

Expert Answer:

Conservation of resources have been advocated at various levels by different authorities, institutions and people.

At the local level, many tribal communities worship nature, trees, animals and birds. Many patches of forests are held sacred by them and no one is allowed to cut a single tree. This has resulted in the conservation of many forest areas. Further, many village communities have been constantly fighting to save the forests. The Chipko Movement in the Himalayan region is one example where people resisted the attempts at deforestation made by the governmental and private authorities.

Many non governmental organisations have also played a significant role in advocating the conservation of resources. Many farmers and citizen's groups like the Beej Bachao Andolan in Tehri and Navdanya have been advocating the use of organic fertilizers rather than the harmful chemical fertilizers which pose threats not only to the environment but also to human health. Further many NGO's perform street plays in order to make people aware of deleting natural resources like water, trees, minerals, animals etc.

At the state level, the Joint Forest management (JFM) involves local communities in the management and restoration of degraded forests. The village communities help the Forest Department in managing degraded forest areas and make efforts at afforestation.

Many international organisations also work towards the conservation of natural resources. The World Wild Fund for Nature makes people aware of the present environmental threats and the growing scarcity of natural resources.

Answered by Social Science Expert | 7th Jul, 2014, 09:46: AM

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