The growing population and the increasing variety of human activities disrupt the balance of nature.
What are some of the activities that cause damage to the environment?
Dynamite fishing, the kaingin system, poaching (illegal hunting or fishing), waste dumping by industrial plants, and deforestation are some human activities that led to the destruction of nature. These activities disrupt the interaction of plants and animals in the forests and in the bodies of water.
People should take steps to preserve the balance of nature. How? We need to conserve our natural resources, such as wildlife and marine life. Conservation is the wise use of natural resources so that something may be left for future generation.
What are some ways of conserving our natural resources?
- Fishermen should not engage in dynamite fishing.
- Farmers and loggers should not use the kaingin (slash and burn) system or participate in any illegal logging activities.
- People must take part in the reforestation projects of the government and private institutions. Planting trees can help prevent floods.
- People should learn how to make compost. Adding compost to the soil restores its fertility. Natural fertilizers help plants grow healthy.
- People should report the smoke belchers and other violators of air pollution regulations to the proper authorities.
- Everyone should practice discipline at all times. Never litter. Dispose garbage properly. Help encourage people to segregate their garbage.