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Forests provide an array of benefits to human societies above and beyond their pivotal roles as habitat and environmental regulators in natural ecosystems. These benefits are often described as resources that people can draw upon for fuel, lumber, and recreational or commercial purposes. The perception that forests provide resources for people has been a prominent factor in spurring efforts to preserve forests. A growing awareness on the part of governments and the general public, in the United States and around the world, of the benefits of forests to humans has given rise to government agencies and a thriving industry devoted to forest resource management. The mission of forest resource management is to develop, protect, and manage the multiple resources of forests through professional stewardship, enhancing the quality of life for the public while ensuring the conservation and sustainability of these resources.
Learning about the role of natural resources allows for the development of more sustainable methods to manage resources and make sure that they are maintained for future generations. The goal of natural resource economics is to develop an efficient economy that is sustainable in the long-run. Importance of the Environment : This diagram illustrates how society and the economy are subsets of the environment. It is not possible for societal and economic systems to exist independently from the environment. For this reason, natural resource economics focuses on understanding the role of natural resources in the economy in order to develop a sufficient and sustainable economy that protects natural resources. Natural resources are derived from the environment. Some of the resources are essential to survival, while others merely satisfy societal wants.
These substances include minerals, forests, water, fertile soil and more. We need to act now to protect our planet for ourselves and future generations. We use natural resources, such as coal and natural gas, to produce the electricity we use in homes, offices, stores and elsewhere. Advanced technologies, such as smart thermostats, also help conserve energy by automatically turning appliances on and off as needed. Resources like wind and sunlight, however, can also be used to generate electricity, but these resources are renewable.
INTRODUCTION. RENEWABLE AND NON-RENEWABLE RESOURCES. Natural resources and associated problems.
Minerals provide the material used to make most of the things of industrial- based society; roads, cars, computers, fertilizers, etc. Demand for minerals is increasing world wide as the population increases and the consumption demands of individual people increase. Some minerals consist of a single element such as gold, silver, diamond carbon , and sulphur.
Not a MyNAP member yet? Register for a free account to start saving and receiving special member only perks. The value placed upon large families especially among under-privileged rural populations in less developed countries who benefit least from the process of development , the assurance of security for the elderly, the ability of women to control reproduction, and the status and rights of women within families and within societies are significant cultural factors affecting family size and the demand for family planning services.