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By Kiran Chhokar, Mamata Pandya, Meena Raghunathan

This well timed booklet addresses the difficulty of environmental sustainability and goals to elevate wisdom in humans of the worries inside of their very own environments.
It identifies 4 key strategies: realizing how the Earth's traditional platforms paintings; getting access to information regarding the kingdom of the planet; buying instruments and abilities for effective and effective environmental administration; and committing to utilizing common assets sensitively and equitably. The e-book additionally makes use of case stories of person and collective motion and includes routines and questions for dialogue.

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Understanding Environment

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SURVIVAL Quite simply, without biological diversity we would perish. The global collection of genes, species, habitats and ecosystems is our real wealth, far more important than money. Perhaps the most important value of biodiversity, particularly in a country like India, is that it meets the basic survival needs of a vast number of people. Even today a large number of traditional communities depend, wholly or partially, on the surrounding natural resources for their daily needs of food, shelter, clothing, household goods, medicines, fertilizers, entertainment, etc.

G. ), the more multidimensional the ‘space’ or niche becomes. This multidimensional space is sometimes called the fundamental niche of the species. While many species may share a habitat, this is not true of a niche. Each plant and animal species is a member of a community. The niche describes the species’ role or function within this community. The ecological niche describes all the physical, chemical and biological factors in an ecosystem that a species needs to survive and reproduce. It also defines the role of the species in the ecosystem.

Humans do not have the right to eliminate any species. Ethics provide the basis for deciding what is good or bad, right or wrong. ’ ECOLOGICAL SERVICES Species evolve to fill particular niches (roles) in an ecosystem or habitat. Many species also depend on each other in intricate ways for survival. Destroying one species can lead to further extinctions or changes. Specific life forms present in a particular habitat help to create conditions for other life forms to live in that environment. For example, a single tree provides not only its products, which may have economic value, but it is also a habitat for innumerable living things.

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