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What is the difference between conservation and preservation?

ZOO CAMP TRIVIA: Week Six

Jul. 22nd | Posted by 22 comments

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Question: What is the difference between conservation and preservation?

Answer: Preservation is the caring of natural resources by setting them aside to avoid any further changes. Conservation is the careful use of a natural resource so we can enjoy it now and have enough of it to enjoy in the future.

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    1. Josh crow

      Preservation is a hands off approach to environmental ‘management’ – at its extreme a ‘put up a fence and allow no one near it’ approach. Eric Katz is a proponent of this arguement, so reading some of his work might help you.

      Conservation is a hands on approach that works on the belief that if humans carefully use the natural resources on the planet, then we can enjoy using these resources, while still leaving enough for wildlife and/or future generations and/or that we can replace or recreate that which we wreck while extracting the resources.


    2. Bryce Penguin

      conservation you can use it now and later
      preservation you can only use it now.


    3. Charlie Penguin

      preservation is now
      conservation waiting til later


    4. Jordyn Penguin

      preservation you use it later
      conservation you can use it now


    5. Logan Penguin

      preservation is now and later
      conservation use it later


    6. Abby Penguin

      preservation save for later
      conservation save for later and use it now


    7. Grant Penguin

      preservation can use it later
      conservation can use it now and use it later


    8. David Penguin

      conservation use it later
      preservation later and now


    9. Sam Penguin

      preservation just later
      conservation now and later


    10. Philip Penguin

      preservation only later
      conservation now and later


    11. Lynda Penguin

      preservation later
      conservation use it right now


    12. Geneviere Penguin

      preservation use it later
      conservation use it now


    13. Morgan Penguin

      preservation now and later
      conservation later


    14. Finian Penguin

      preservation now and later
      conservation use it later


    15. Chance Penguin

      preservation use it now
      conservation use it later


    16. dylan penguin

      preservation just later
      conservation use it now and later on


    17. Matthew M Penguin

      preservation later only
      conservation now only


    18. Cameron Penguin

      preservation use now and later
      conservation now only


    19. Mathew A Penguin

      preservation now only
      conservation use it now and later


    20. 1st and 2nd B

      Ellie: Conservation is using resources wisely. Doesn’t remember what preservation is.
      Emma: With presevation we don’t use things. Doesn’t remember what conservation is.
      Riley: Conservation is reusing things. Preservation is not having to reuse things.
      Kye: Conservation = things that are bad for the earth. Preservation is using things again.
      Liam: Cons. is using Nat. resources wisely. Pres. is not using natural resources.
      Michael: Pres. is not using nat. resources. Cons. is using nat. resources, but making good choices with them.
      Hannah: P. not using nat. resources. C. using nat. resources wisely.
      Avery: P. not using nat. resources. C. using nat. resources wisely.
      Dorian: P. not using nat. resources. C. using nat. resources, making good choices.
      Celia: P. not using nat. resources. C. using nat. resources wisely.
      Hollis: P. not using nat. recources. C. using nat. resources wisely.
      Cara: C. trying to use nat. resources wisely. P. not using nat. resources at all


    21. John gilliam

      Conservaiton is when you go there to help vs preservation is when you don’t go there to help.


    22. Elijah Macaw (3rd)

      Conservation means someone goes somewhere & helps the environment. Preservation means to keep alive or to stay existing.


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