What is environment?
The environment is something you are very familiar with. It's everything that makes up our surroundings and affects our ability to live on the earth—the air we breathe, the water that covers most of the earth's surface, the plants and animals around us, and much more.
The Current Condition of the Environment
Pollution, environmental pollution. An environment where lakes, rivers and the sea are being contaminated by wastewater from homes and industrial facilities, factories and manufacturing plants. Environmental destruction in which woods and whole sections of rain forest are lost to development. There is an imbalance to the way we enrich our cultures at a dear cost to the environment.
The beauties of nature are being lost one after another and environmental destruction is spreading. On a daily basis pollutants flow into rivers and the sea both from industry and households. Areas where fish are unable to live are on the rise. The oceans can no longer absorb our pollution and we are now seeing dead zones in the oceans where no life can exist due to the toxic pollution there. If mother earth were getting medical care, she would be in the emergency room in critical condition on the brink of needing life support.
Challenges in environmental protection
▪ The main issues for developing countries like Brazil and Mexico are that protected areas suffer from encroachment and poor management.In Brazil, protected areas are increasing but there is significant challenges caused by human impacts. Loggingand mining are potentially huge threats to protected areas. Between 1998 and 2009, 12,204 km2 of forest within protected areas was cleared, with 1,338 mining titles being granted and 10,348 awaiting approval . Developing countries need to allocate more money from their budgets if they hope to address these problems in environmental protection.
▪ Several challenges face African governments in implementing any environmental protection...