Depletion of Natural Resources

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Depletion of Natural Resources Nature has provided bountiful resources surrounding us for sustenance of a better life. Thus, any part of our natural environment such as land, water, air, minerals, forest, grassland, wildlife, fish or even human population that man can utilize to promote his welfare, may be considered as Natural Resources. These resources, along with human resources and capital, play a crucial role for expansion to national output which ultimately drives towards economic development. Nowadays, resources gradually become depletion. What are causes make it happen? The first cause is the large population. The large population increases in the developing world strain resources and agricultural productivity (Eicher, 2008). When the population increases, the resources become depletion. That is because increase population it have to increase the land for agriculture housing development. The second cause is when high consumption and wastage of goods continues, natural resources in less developed countries will be exploited to keep the supply coming (Elders, 2008). It has been related both to the increase in our demands due to change in the life style. Earlier human used to live a simple life and used to have fewer wants. In the modern, society our needs have multiplied and so consumerism of resources has also multiplied. The third cause is because the high consumption and wastage of goods continue, so that human begin to deforestation. According to data provided by the Malaysian Forestry Department (2007), Malaysia has an average annual deforestation rate of 0.35 %. In total, between 1990 and 2005, Malaysia lost 6.6% of its forest cover, or around 1,486,000 hectares. Deforestation brings many effects to us. For example, deforestation will reduce our valuable natural resources such as rubber, oxygen and so on. The forth cause is when the deforestation
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