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Stewardship and sustainability in managing natural resources

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How can human societies use the concepts of stewardship and sustainability to manage natural resources? Give 2 examples. Explain how this might be done.

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Read the article in the Web Resources by Rhett Butler, Deforestation in the Amazon.

Do you feel that good stewardship and sustainable use of resources are being practiced?
Why or why not?
What suggestions would you make for sustainable use of resources in the Amazon?
Explain your thinking.

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Deforestation of the Amazon: Sustainability and Stewardship
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How can human societies use the concepts of stewardship and sustainability to manage natural resources? Give 2 examples. Explain how this might be done.

Sustainability is a system or process that can be continued indefinitely, without depletion of material or energy resources required to keep it running. If a system is to be sustainable it must be well thought out and balanced. Like sound science, solutions to environmental problems should not be implemented unless they are sustainable.
Stewardship is the actions and programs that manage natural resources and human well-being for the common good. Modern-day environmental stewardship incorporates and ethic that guides action taken to benefit the natural world as well as people. Environmental ...

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The expert examines Stewardship and sustainability in managing natural resources. The suggestions to make for sustainable use of resources in Amazon is determined.

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