There is much to do when it comes to rebuilding and protecting what’s left of our natural resources and the biodiversity within our ecosystems.
Our natural resources can be described as the materials or substances occurring in nature which can be exploited for economic gain, and are usually nonrenewable. Our biodiversity relates to the variety of plant and animal life existing around us in particular habitats, which are usually considered to be important and desirable. Our ecosystems are the biological communities of interacting organisms and their physical environment, or a complex network, or interconnected systems.
Conservation is meant to protect our natural resources, and the biodiversity of our ecosystems. The inadvertent exploitation of our nonrenewable natural resources for economic gain primarily out of necessity, is destroying the biodiversity of out environment, and ruining our ecosystems.
There are many factors that contribute to the rapid decline of our biodiversity, and the consequential catastrophic destruction of our ecosystems. However, the human factor may very well be at the top of the list. As populations explode, the basic requirements for human survival, food, shelter and clothing naturally increases exponentially, driving aggressive unsustainable exploitation of our nonrenewable natural resources for economic gain. To support the movement of increasing numbers of people, and provide accessibility for exploitation of our natural resources, infrastructural demand increases, resulting in rapid unchecked encroachment on our ecosystems, negatively impacting our biodiversity as a consequence.
Natural resources are usually under the control of the state, and in the absence of strict implementation of legislative measures assented to for the specific purpose of protection and preservation, the lack of political and administrative will and determination by state agencies under whose purview this responsibility falls, efforts at conservation and preservation become much more challenging and unattainable to the detriment of our ecosystems and biodiversity.
It may therefore be incumbent on all parties to agree on the implementation and enforcement of restrictive measures in the interest of future generations, as it relates to the exploitation of our natural resources, most of which are nonrenewable, the decline of our biodiversity and disappearance to our ecosystems.