Q1. What is the importance of forests as a resource?
Q2. Suggest a few steps that should be involved in a successful forest conservation strategy.
Q3. Prepare a list of five activities that you ‘ perform daily in which natural resources can be conserved or energy utilisation can be minimised.
Q4. On the environment. day, i.e. 5th June, every year, your school organics various activities related to Earth, ecosystem and environment, etc., like best out of waste, paper machetes and several others. What purpose do you think is served by this measure?.
Q5. How can you as an individual contribute or make a difference to the management of
(a) forests and wildlife,
(b) water resources and
(c) coal and petroleum?
Q6. (a) In the context of conservation of natural resources, explain the terms reduce, recycle and reuse.
(b) Why is conservation of water necessary? State any four reasons.
Q7. We saw in this chapter that there are four main stakeholders when it comes to forests and wildlife. Which among these should have the authority to decide the management of forest produce? Why do you think so?
Q8. What is the dam? Why do we seek to build large dams? While building large dams, which three main problems should particularly be addressed to maintain peace among local people? Mention them.
Q9. Give the answers.
(a) Name the 3 Rs that will help us to conserve natural resources for the long term use.
(b) Recycling of articles results in wastage of energy and money therefore, one should practice reuse. Justify.
(c) Write two advantages of dams.
Q10. Forest resources ought to be used in a manner that is both environmentally and developmentally sound. Explain this briefly.
Q11. List instances where human intervention saved the forest from destruction.
Q12. Why are environmentalists insisting upon sustainable natural resource management? Give reasons.
Q13. Give reasons for switching over from fossil fuels to other sources of energy.