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What is conservation m

management of the earths natural resources by humans in such way that maximum use of them can be made in the future


What are the main reasons for conservation

Personal - maintain our planet and therefor our life support system

Ethical - should respect living things

Economic - contain pool of genes useful to make substances that will be valuable in the future

Cultural and aesthetic - enrich our lives.


What happens if the factor preventing further succession is removed

Then the ecosystem develops naturally into its climatic climax


Identify reasons for conserving habitats such as fenland ( area of waterlogged marsh and peat land)

The species within the habitat posses unique genes that at some point in the future may be useful. Conserving habitats maintains biodiversity. The greater the variety of habitats, the greater their potential to enrich our lives and provide enjoyment