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The earth is the common home of so many species of animals and plants that exists. It is the only living planets among the other all nine planet. The life does not exist in any other planet except in the earth. There are many living beings including the microorganism to the large animals like the blue whale. The earth is always moving. The planet earth is only a tiny part of the universe. It looks like the ball. Its structure is made of rock, soil and water.

The structure of the earth is divided into two main parts: atmosphere and geosphere. The lithosphere (main component), hydrosphere and biosphere are under geosphere. The outer part of the earth is called atmosphere. In atmosphere mostly gas exists, but traces of dust particles are also found.

The surface of the earth is covered by land. Around our place, the ridge of a mountain, steep slopes, rivers and rivulets, tanks, ponds are seen. There is water in the earth in abundance on the earth. The land topography of different parts of the earth is different. There is favorable temperature for the living beings like air, water and land on the earth. The living beings on the earth are survived due to such natural resources. If the conservation of different spheres is not made, there will be no living beings on the earth. It is the common habitat for all living beings.

To regulate the life of creatures continuously and make it durable, the earth should be looked after properly. It is the prime duty of the human beings to help in different program of conservation for the earth.

Components of caring for the Earth

The earth is made up of hydrosphere, lithosphere and atmosphere. These three components have supported life on the earth and made it a biosphere. The conservation of all the physical and biological aspects of the earth is the concept of caring for the earth. It is imperative to implement the programs of conservation and promotion of lithosphere, atmospheres and hydrosphere to maintain the earth as a biosphere.

Caring of the earth refers to the utilization of the utilization of the natural resources in such a way that it may help preserves the living beings.

The world conservation strategy (WCS) was formulated in 1980 A. D. This strategy has explained the policies of the conservation and sustainable development of natural resources of the world. It also help to set a guideline required to carry out the development and conservation activities in an integrated way. It has and caring the earth. A strategy "Sustainable development and caring the earth" has been executed for the effective implementation of the world conservation strategy. The government, international agencies and non- governmental organization have supported the strategy of caring the earth.

The major principal of WCS is enlisted below:

  1. The wide gap between rich and poor should be reduced so that the environmental problems resulted by this can be reduced.
  2. The renewable resources should be produced more and non renewable resources should be minimized.
  3. Alternative sources of non - renewable resources should be sought.
  4. The rich nations should help to improve the living standard of the people of the poor countries.
  5. Human activities concerning development activities should contribute to improve the living standard.

The earth is the habitat of all living beings. For the healthy living of plants and animals caring for the earth is a must. A wise use of natural resources, minimum use of non-renewable resources, sustainable use of resources, promotion and use of renewable resources, control of environmental pollution and maintenance of the earth as a suitable habitat for living beings are known as the activities of caring for the earth.

Need for Caring for the Earth

The earth is a common habitat of all the living creatures. All the living creatures sustain their life by using the resources available on the earth. People conduct various activities on the earth to fulfill their own needs and demands. They use various natural resources such as forest, land, water etc while constructing such works.

At the same time development works pollute earth. Some effects are seen immediately whereas some are seen after certain times. The earth is the only habitat for all living beings. Its our duty and responsibility to protect our earth. Caring of earth means maintaining the existence of living beings.

Some reasons for the caring of the earth are as follows:

Conservation of the Earth:

The main objective of caring of the earth is to help the earth in a sustained way conducting different programmes. For this, conservation should be done for the natural condition of the earth, structure and other related aspect. They should be allowed to run in their natural condition. The program of caring for earth helps to achieve the goal.The conservation leads to the caring for the earth.

Conservation of natural heritage:

The internal parts of the earth are minerals, air, water, plants, land and animals. Improper use of these resources leads to the various problems such as global warming, imbalance ecosystem, climate change, scarcity of food and so on. So, conservation of these resources helps in the caring of the earth.

Conservation of the Living beings:

The earth is the habitat of mankind and other kinds of living beings. There are innumerable aquatic and terrestrial living beings on the earth. They are interrelated. The destruction of one affects the other. So, caring for the earth should be done for the conservation of living beings which protects the natural status of the earth.

Methods of Caring of the Earth

All the people in the earth should make a habit of caring for the earth. Development of such habit helps for their own existence. Some of the measures for caring for the earth are described below:

  • Involvement in conservation program:By gaining the knowledge of nature and making good inquiry, we should participate in the program of caring earth. It is important for us to have knowledge about ecosystem and structure of the earth. We should participate in conservationprogramof theearth.
  • Knowledge of Structure of Earth:It is essential to every people in the earth to have knowledge about structure of earth. It motivates towards the conservation of the earth.
  • Nature friendly development:Many people conduct various development activities for their own sake. While conducting such activities it should not affect the nature and environment. Such changes may be detrimental to the existence of living beings.
  • Respect of nature:Everyone should not try to keep nature in their own control rather they should live according to the law of nature. Nature is very important for all living creatures so we must respect them as our parents and friends. They should be conserved and protected.
  • Participation in conservation program :It is the prime responsibility of the human beings to participate actively in all conservation and protection programmes. The conservation of resources is possible with the combined effort of human beings.

  • The earth is the common home of so many species of animals and plants that exists. It is made up of hydrosphere, lithosphere and atmosphere.
  • The world conservation strategy (WCS) was formulated in 1980 A. D to set a guideline required to carry out the development and conservation activities in an integrated way.
  • The main objective of caring of the earth is to help the earth in a sustained way conducting different programmes.
  • We can conserve the earth by the methods like involving in conservation programme, keeping knowledge of Structure of Earth, doing nature friendly development and respecting nature.
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Very Short Questions

The topography of the earth differs from one place to another. Because of this difference, there is variation in the natural environment of the earth. These differences have created diversity in animals, birds and plants. Earth has various components which make their own identities as lithosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere, etc. These all components are interrelated with one other. Changes and fluctuation in the natural status causes imbalance in the environment. The interactions between all of these components regulated and determine various natural cycles. The change in these aspects disturbs the animals, birds and many living organisms. Caring for the earth refers to the sustainable use of natural resources, minimize the environment degradation and pollution and maintain the earth as the favorable for all living beings for years.

The carrying capacity is the capacity of things to tolerate the pressure over them. The earth has limited surface area on which we can produce food grains and manage habitat for all living beings. Human population is skyrocketing but the area of earth is fixed. Adversely, natural resources are declining remarkably. The carrying capacity is the capacity to make possible the existence of the living beings by providing essential things to the optimum number of animals and keep their number as it is and can provide all sources in the future too. The resources are air, water, land, agriculture, forest, etc. We have certain limit if these resources. Different ecosystem and natural sites have their own capacity of the exploitation is higher than its capacity. It begins to deteriorate gradually. Thus, we should exploit the resources on the basis of carrying capacity of earth.

Carrying capacity is the capacity to make possible the existence of the living beings by providing essential things to the optimum number of animals and keep their number as it is and can provide all sources in the future too. The human activities shouldn't be more than the carrying capacity of earth because of following reasons:

  1. Available resources cannot fulfill the requirements of living beings and they will have to face troubles.
  2. There will be destruction of resources like land for shelter which causes natural calamities like land slide, soil erosion, etc.
  3. Development activities cannot be integrated with conservation.

The two points which show the necessity of caring the earth are:

  • Conservation of natural resources: Air, water, land, forest, minerals are inseparable parts of earth. Their misuse etc. affects the earth. As a result, the problems like global warming, climate change, scarcity of food, etc are created. From their conservation, it helps in caring of earth.
  • Conservation of living beings: Earth is the shelter for various kinds of living beings including human beings. There are millions of terrestrial and aquatic animals. These are interrelated to each other. The destruction of one affects another. So, to conserve all animals we have to care earth.

The methods of caring for the earth are:

  • Knowledge of the structure of earth.
  • Respecting for nature
  • Nature friendly development
  • Proper use of natural resources.
  • Involvement in conservation programmes.

The methods of caring for the earth are:
Knowledge of the structure of the earth: Earth has got different elements which make the earth as living planet. It has its own structure, motion, and natural cycles. To understand and find out the adverse situation, we must have proper knowledge about the structure of the earth.
Respect for the nature: people have to learn to live through proper commitment with the rules of nature. Respect for the nature implies the genuine behaviors and attitude developed towards the natural in such a way that the natural environment can be conserved on proper way.

The caring for the earth means to conserve all the physical and biological aspects of the earth in its natural condition. Its aim is to provide an opportunity to continue the life of all the living beings. This becomes possible only if all the elements of the earth are conserved properly. Earth is the shelter for all creatures. To make it appropriate for all living beings caring of earth is needed. Caring for earth is the less exploitation of the natural resources and fuel, less use of non-renewable resources, sustainable use of natural resources, reduce the environment degradation and pollution and maintain earth as the favorable shelter for all living beings. Thus, caring for earth means live and let live .

The following development works are earth friendly:

  • Development work including environmental conservation programme.
  • Maintaining greenery alongside the construction of roads and protecting forest by afforestation.
  • Conducting planned development activities that should not create environment problem.

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  • The inner part of the earth is called ______.

    hydrosphere
    ionosphere
    ozonosphere
    lithosphere
  • Hydrosphere, lithosphere and atmosphere are the components have supported life on the earth and made it ___________.

    ionosphere
    biosphere
    mesosphere
    ozonosphere
  • What if the fulform of WCS?

    World Conservation Strategy
    Wide Conservation Strategy
    Water conservation Strategy
    White Colour Strategy
  • The world conservation strategy (WCS) was formulated in _________ .

    1980 A.D. 
    1990 A.D.
    1880 A.D.
    1985 A.D.
  • The atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere are under ____________.

    ionosphere
    exosphere
    mesosphere
    biosphere
  • The earth is the only habitat because of_______.

    ionosphere
    hydrosphere
    atmosphere
    biosphere
  • The main objective of caring of the earth is ______.

    to make scientific invention
    to protect the earth from alien attack
    to help the scientist to know about extra terrestrial world
    to help the earth in a sustained way conducting different programmes
  • Terrestrial plant is also known as ______.

    hydrophytes
    water plant
    land plant
    shrubs
  • Acquatic plant is also known as ______.

    shrubs
    water plant
    xerophytes
    land plant
  • What are the animals living in salt water called?

    water animals
    xerophytes
    hydrophytes
    marine animals
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