Conservation Versus Preservation

Conservation Versus Preservation

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Conservation versus Preservation
Brandon Chung
SCI 256 – People, Science, and the Environment
University of Phoenix
May 24, 2008

Conservation versus Preservation
The world is in a constant flux. This particularly is true when it comes to ecosystems in throughout the far reaches of the world. It is for this reason that now laws and regulations are appearing throughout the world in order to try to conserve and preserve the worlds many ecosystems and the inhabitants that reside within them. The means and execution of these laws and articles vary from state to state or even country to country. In the end though it does not matter where the ecosystem is as long as it receives the appropriate attention.
The first thing to understand when looking at the enactment of conservation and preservation is to understand the differences in those words. Many people in society today think that these words are synonyms for each other. While this may a factual statement in terms of a literary sense, this may not be so in terms of a biological or ecological sense. The Texas Environmental Profiles website updated in 1994, “states that the modern scientific use of conservation maintains sound biosphere management while still drawing resources for use by society.” The same website then goes on further to show that, “preservation does not allow the usage of the materials for consumer usage.”
One more example of another view and usage of these words to enact laws comes from New York. New York has an Environmental Conservation Law labeled as Article 14. This article is in reference to the oceans and the Great Lakes and the conservation plan and rules governing them and from this point on will reference as Article 14 throughout this document. Article 14 has many sections throughout the three-page document that details the importance of the conservation of the marine ecosystems in the areas surrounding the state of New York.

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