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close this bookPopulation and the Environment (FAO)
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View the documentActivity no. 1 - The hen that laid golden eggs
View the documentActivity no. 2 - Phrases that should never be said
View the documentActivity no. 3 - Caring for our environment: a necessity for now and the future
View the documentActivity no. 4 - Building a solar heater/cooker

Basic concepts

· The environment is the combination of external conditions - physical, social, cultural - that surround us.

· The basic natural resources are air, water, agriculturally productive land, forests, human power and energy.

· When all of the natural resources are being used within their limits and protected to ensure that present and future needs are met, this is called a balance of nature.

· Rapid population growth can disturb the balance of nature and have negative effects on natural resources and their capacity for sustained agricultural production.

· Everyone should help to protect the environment.