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Natural Resource Conservation: Part 4 FANR/MARS 1100 Types of Resources Renewable Resources o Examples: _Products of the land, products of aquatic environments, soalr energy, ground and surface water, fertile soil, Ecosystems NonRenewable Resources o Examples: Fossil Fuels, Metals, Nonmetallic minerals, salt, sand, copper, petroleum, gold, platinum, silver, iron, cobalt, lead, rock, o These cannot be Renewed but many can be recycled and all should be used efficiently Approaches to Natural Resource Management 1) Exploitation (Human centered approach) o Resources should be used as intensively as possible to provide the greatest profit o No attempt to renew or use sustainably 2) Preservation (Naturecentered approach) o Resources should be Preserved set aside, and protected o No consumptive use allowed 3) Utilitarian Approach o Sustained Yield: renewable resources should be managed so that they will never be exhausted 4) Ecological or Sustainable o Conservation management is designed to protect more than harvestable species o Often called the ecosystem approach In practice, Utilitarian and Ecological approaches are often combined. The Exploitation and Preservation approaches are polar opposites Common management Techniques Core Reserves: areas that are never used Buffer Zones: to protect core reserves Adaptive Management: use gained knowledge to improve sustainability Nemesis Effect Environmental outcomes that result from the interaction of several changes Factors may combine forces to produce unanticipated results For example, the polar ice cap is melting more quickly than expected due to a combination of air pollution and water pollution
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