Exploitation, improvement, and protection of human and natural resources in a wise manner, ensuring derivation of their highest economic and social benefits on a continuing or long-term basis. Conservation is achieved through alternative technologies, recycling, and reduction in waste and spoilage, and (unlike preservation) implies consumption of the conserved resources.

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  • It is important to teach young children about conservation, because young children are the future of our earth and deciding what man kind does to it.

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  • Teddy Roosevelt was the president who initiated a conservation movement in the America by setting aside land for the public to enjoy and care for.

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  • The people who live in my home town are exceedingly liberal and focused on conservation of local resources in the hopes of protecting the planet.

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