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Nature Conservation Versus Nature Protection

Nature Conservation Versus Nature Protection

Nature Conservation Versus Nature Protection

There is a thin line between conserving and protecting nature.

Many ask which comes first. Literally you will only protect what is conserved, right? Historically, God created earth and then made man a custodian to protect and conserve it. Some can argue that you protect then conserve.

Environmental conservation is anything we do to protect our planet and conserve its natural resources so that every living thing can have an improved quality of life.

Environmental protection is the practice of protecting the natural environment by individuals, organizations and governments. Its objectives are to conserve natural resources and the existing natural environment and, where possible, to repair damage and reverse trends.

The above is per Wikipedia definitions

Even when the universe was being formed, nature came along with it, this entirely shows that it existed earlier on than any of us could remember.

A lorry ferrying cabbage to a nearby town.

So do we conserve or protect? Preferably lets Conserve.

Well then folks nature conservation is a combination of developing and conserving what has already been established.

This is by tree planting to increase the forest cover and also protect the grown trees.

Using Reusable Bags (Plastic grocery-type bags that get thrown out end up in landfills or in other parts of the environment).

Print less – do you know that massive printing is a recipe of deforestation. Adopt a Recycling culture.

Use a Reusable Beverage Containers.

Save Electricity and Water.

Lastly I know this is a difficult task for many to achieve – Avoid Taking Cars or Carpool When Possible.

Let me ask you something how many tree planting sessions have you participated in, or in a more definite question how many trees have you GROWN this year?

Try as much as you can to at least grow one or two. It’s about time you get out there and GROW trees.

A couple planting a tree in Suswa. Our forest cover is way below the recommended UN percentage.

Pollution, a failure of our Conservation Task!

Many petitions have found their way to the streets.

End plastic pollution, Plastics are forever, Plastic kills. We have even seen reports that our water bodies will have more plastics than marine life by 2050.

Pollution, I reckon all of you know what pollution is right? If yes, then what image comes to your head when you hear the word pollution?

We all believe in an infinite beautiful utopia where pollution is not a threat to any living organism I get that, but the problem is in our deeds and not in our thoughts .

What we imagine is very different from what is currently taking place and what we are doing towards this? I have no idea, but if all Kenyans were to join hands we would be in a considerably different state.

Pollution is way too evident of our failure task of conserving environment hence we no obliged longer protect our Mother Nature.

Kiserian residents burning plastic waste. This is common among many Kenyans. They are not aware of the harm it has to the environment.

What is there about pollution in our Nature?

You all know what effects pollution poses to the environment in general right ? Climate Change, greenhouse effect mention them, are all linked to pollution. Carbon emissions destroys the ozone causing global warming increasing the temperature.

Plastic offers a big challenge to conservation measures put in place by the government and those individuals who tirelessly fight for a plastic free environment.

Climate change is devastating the lives of many, and this has made many to come out yearning for change that never existed before, it has seen many petitions filed and others being processed.

Yes we must take charge against environmental defilement. All shenanigans aside so let’s face facts the survival of future generations depend on our actions don’t they?

I’m all up for conservation what about you?

Story written and compiled by Japheth Okweba, FORM 4 student at Moi High School, Gesusu, Kisii County

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