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Why are environmentalists insisting upon sustainable natural resource management? Give reasons.

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● Sustainable development refers to a balance between natural resources, ecosystems, and the requirement of natural resources, for the development and growth of humans living.

● Sustainable development also includes judicious use of our natural resources so that they are of use to the future generations.

● Environmentalists insisting on sustainable natural resource management because of following reasons:

(a) Most of the natural resources are limited. Human population is increasing at a tremendous rate, use of natural resources is increasing at an exponential rate.

(b) Need to conserve resources for future generations.

(c) Equal distribution of resources for equal benefit.

(d) Need to reduce the damage caused to the environment because of the over-exploitation and utilization of resources.

● Thus, a proper and planned usage of natural resources is essential for an overall balance with respect to the environment and also prevention of over usage of natural resources.

● Sustainable development helps in maintaining the quality of the environment by restoring the natural and economic resources of different habitats.

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