Sustainable Management of Natural Resources Class 10 Notes

What are Natural Resources?

The resources which occur naturally within the environment without the actions of a human kind is termed as the Natural resources. Sunlight, air, water, forest, timbers, soil, rocks, natural gases, fuels, crude oil, mineral ores, atmosphere, mountains, wetlands, animals, plants and biodiversity are all grouped into the natural resources. These resources are the gift of nature to human beings.

Types of Natural Resources

Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources are two main types of natural resources. They are categorized based on their availability for a longer time. Sun, wind, water, biofuels are examples of Renewable Resources. Fossil fuels, natural gas, coal, and nuclear energy are examples of Non-Renewable Resources.

The Impacts of sustaining our Natural Resources

We all need food, energy, clothes, shelter, books, paper, toys, tools, furniture, fuels, automobiles and lot more on a daily basis. For all these resources we all are depended on the available resources on this earth. There is more demand for these resources and hence we all need to use these natural resources carefully because with the increasing population and demand, it may last for a few days only. Along with the reducing the natural resources, we all should protect our environment and the sustainable natural resource management demands. Preservation and management of our natural resources are essential for maintaining community sustainability.

Few Important Questions

  • What are natural resources?
  • Why should we conserve forests and wildlife?
  • Why do we need to manage or sustain our resources?

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