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Is It Possible To Restore A Balance Between The Conservation Of The Natural Environment And The Growing Global Needs Of Humans

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Recently everyone has started hearing the out cry surrounding the problem of the degradationof the worlds ecosystems that have a negative effect on the biodiversity and the livelihoods of people worldwide. People are beginning to realise that that these bio- systems can not be conserved just through the protection of critical areas alone.
A new solution whos potential hasn’t been fully taken advantage of until now is ecological restoration which is a process whereby not only the recovery of eco systems that have been degraded damaged or destroyed are looked at but also the human influences that surround them.
In order for ecological restoration to be effective it needs to pay attention to ...view middle of the document...

Over 50% of the worlds 7 billion people don’t really care about biodiversity or sustaining it has they think it will have no implication on the future aspirations and goals, but this is completely inaccurate. People want to feel safe, secure and accomplish the goals they set and will do anything to make this happen. This is where previous methods of conservation have fallen short.
The vision of the future must be one which balances the peoples demands and the reconstrucyion of the environment. This should be based on the growing population, climate changes and demand for expanding areas used for agriculture. The key will be to take the main needs of people, being water, food, livelihoods, security and health, and finding the balance that will ensure a future that meets these needs and protects the nature. Only when people are assured they will have these things will they make an effort to help.
Ecological restoration works because of two main facts.
1. Nature is more resilient then it is believed to be. For example surveys of the Bikini Atoll, the Pacific islands that were subject to the nuclear bomb testing during the Cold War, now show thriving coral reefs and abundant fish species.
2. And 2 that there are actual proven solution that we can use. Israel, which has one of the highest population densities in...

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