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How to take care of the ecosystem

What must be done to avoid the destruction of the ecosystem? Asking ourselves this question is something that should really concern us, since if we have reached it it is because ecosystems are being deteriorated, mainly due to anthropic activities. The services and raw materials that ecosystems provide make possible the development of the economy and life to which human beings are accustomed, but these services and these raw materials are being overexploited, so there is an urgent need to ask ourselves, what can we do? do to save ecosystems and implement measures to conserve them.

If you want to know how to take care of aquatic ecosystems and also how to take care of terrestrial ecosystems, continue reading this interesting AgroCorrn article in which different measures will be shown on how to take care of the ecosystem , which in the end are also applicable as environmental care.

You may also be interested in: What is the importance of ecosystems
  1. Protection of biodiversity
  2. Control of illegal species trafficking
  3. Deforestation control
  4. Use of renewable energy
  5. Water regulation
  6. Reduce overfishing and high meat consumption
  7. Use of public transport or bicycle
  8. Soil protection
  9. Waste reduction
  10. End planned obsolescence
  11. Ecological production
  12. Why it is important to take care of ecosystem resources

Protection of biodiversity

One of the first measures to conserve an ecosystem or the environment in general is to protect those habitats that are home to great biodiversity, since they are usually exploited for the large amount of ecosystem resources they provide. Laws must be introduced that consider the alteration or modification of these protected ecosystems as a criminal offense , thus ensuring the preservation of the flora and fauna that inhabit them.

We recommend this other post about the Causes and consequences of the loss of biodiversity .

Control of illegal species trafficking

The illegal trafficking of species is a very serious problem, since the introduction of a species in a habitat that is not its own causes an alteration in the biodiversity of the ecosystem in which it has been introduced, and may even cause the displacement or disappearance of species autochthonous. A tightening of the laws can curb the illegal trafficking of species, thus helping the conservation of native species.

Here we tell you how to avoid illegal animal trafficking .

Deforestation control

The great deforestation as a consequence of the overexploitation of wood and intensive agriculture destroys ecosystems and their biodiversity. One solution could be correct coordination between the policies of the timber industry, the agricultural sector, land use planning and forests.

We recommend this other post to learn more about What is deforestation, its causes and consequences .

Use of renewable energy

The use of renewable energy , such as solar energy or wind energy , can be an alternative to using fossil fuels such as coal, gas and oil to generate energy. It is no longer only a problem that fossil fuels are running out, but their burning is a major source of pollution, contributing to the deterioration of ecosystems. However, renewable energies are cleaner and more environmentally friendly.

Water regulation

Another point to take into account to take care of the ecosystem , both terrestrial and aquatic, is the regulation of water . Water is a highly valued asset and exploited by industries and agricultural and livestock activities. In addition to the fact that this resource is being depleted, the effects of climate change and pollution are deteriorating the quality of the water, making it more difficult to obtain. Policies are necessary to regularize the use of this resource, since without water there is no life.

Reduce overfishing and high meat consumption

A balanced, plant-based diet can help curb large non-organic meat productions and overfishing . In addition, the implementation of laws that regulate these activities is necessary. Overfishing causes the depletion of fishing grounds and this can alter the trophic chain of many marine species, and on the other hand, extensive livestock requires large areas of territory. Normally, to obtain these territories, forests are deforested, thus destroying ecosystems and their biodiversity.

In this link you will see more about the Causes and consequences of resource overexploitation .

Use of public transport or bicycle

The excessive use of private transport is causing, not only a deterioration of the atmosphere due to all the pollutants emitted, but also the increase in the use of fossil fuels, which as we know these are not renewable and are running out.

With the use of public transport and bicycles we can reduce air pollution and the use of fossil fuels. We must seriously consider, how many of the times that we use the car or the motorcycle to get around, are they really necessary? There are times when we use the car for short trips and, in addition, we end up spending more time finding parking than if we had chosen to walk.

Soil protection

The soil is constantly deteriorated by the changes of use it undergoes to allocate the spaces to urban extension, agriculture, livestock, mining, among other activities. Only with policies that regulate land use can its loss and deterioration be avoided or minimized.

Here you can see more information about soil Conservation, its importance, techniques and practices .

Waste reduction

Much of the waste produced ends up contaminating natural spaces, but the problem is not only that, but to produce the products that have generated this waste, large amounts of natural resources have to be extracted.

The exploitation of waste is increasing due to the consumer lifestyle that we already have and overpopulation. Therefore, in order to reduce the generation of waste, it is necessary to opt for a circular economy and carry out activities based on reuse, reduction and recycling .

End planned obsolescence

In general, electronic devices have an obsolescence program implemented , this means that the products have the useful life that the producer wants them to have. In this way, the consumer is forced to have to change electronic devices every so often. To end this, as a consumer we have a responsibility to choose products that are free from planned obsolescence .

Here we tell you more about what is programmed obsolescence .

Ecological production

The production of most of the products we use is made with non-ecological materials, since in general there is a great abuse of plastic and, therefore, an overexploitation of resources to manufacture it. Policies are needed that prohibit the use of disposable plastic, as well as others that force companies to produce in an environmentally friendly way .

Why it is important to take care of ecosystem resources

Among the resources that ecosystems provide us are animals, plants, minerals, water, soil, energy and weather, among others. Human beings use them to make it possible for all the economic processes that make life possible on Earth as we know it.

Therefore, the deterioration and absence of ecosystem services would not only cause an economic decline in the population , but also one that would ultimately end the lives of people by not having sufficient resources to meet the main vital needs.

Of course, apart from the side that affects people, it must also be taken into account that it is very important to protect and take care of the ecosystem , both terrestrial and aquatic or mixed, by living beings themselves and by the Earth’s own health , that have their intrinsic value. Without we are destroying ecosystems and, therefore, with their living beings of all kinds, we end up harming the planet and also our species.

To finish, we encourage you to read this other AgroCorrn article on What is the importance of ecosystems .

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Maria Anderson

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