Peace and Conflict Studies

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TERM PAPER

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HIS 662: ENVIRONMENTAL SECURITY AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION

TOPIC: RESOURCE USE, BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND OUR COLLECTIVE FUTURE

WRITTEN BY

NSEK, UDUAK OKON
REG. NO: 13/PG/AR/HS/006
DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
FACULTY OF ARTS
UNIVERSITY OF UYO

SUBMITTED TO

DR. DOMINIC AKPAN
LECTURER IN CHARGE
DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND INTERNATIOANL STUDIES
FACULTY OF ARTS
UNIVERSITY OF UYO

MARCH, 2015

Abstract
Resource use can be defined as the derivation of benefit from that resource in economic or financial, social or cultural, political and ecological respects. Human actions or resource use have altered global environment and reduced biodiversity by causing extinctions and reducing the population sizes of surviving species. Increasing human population size and per capita resource use will continue to have direct and indirect consequences such as distorted values of plant and animal resources, inappropriate resource tenure and ownership structure as well as lack of knowledge on resource management and biodiversity conservation. Inevitably, our collective future becomes bleak as future generations will inhabit a planet with significantly less wildlife, diminished ecosystem services and an increased impoverished people.

Keywords: Resource, Biodiversity, future

Introduction The most significant environmental issue in the contemporary world has been resource use and biodiversity conservation. This is not unusual because humans benefit directly or indirectly from resources and its biodiversity. In the last few decades, population growth has increased manifold and consequently demand for food, dwelling space and other necessities has also increased. By implication, the activities of humans have aggravated resource use which has led to the destruction of biodiversity conservation. In addition, it has ultimately created the ecological…...

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