Why do we need to conserve forest and wildlife resources? Explain any three reasons.
Ans. The reasons of conserving ourforest and wildlife resources are
(i) These resources provide a variety of essential environmental services like production of oxygen, reduction of carbon dioxide, maintaining the hydrological cycle, etc.
(ii) These resources are essential for preserving ecological processes like fixing and recycling of nutrients in the soil, watershed protection, circulation and cleansing of air and water, etc.
(iii) Human beings utilise the plant and animal resources for . their long term survival, e.g. milk from cows, cotton for making clothes etc.