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What Is Conservation?

Part of Winter and Conservation

We at DSC are very interested in nature and conservation in Scotland.

But what does conservation mean?

We looked it up in the dictionary, and it says,

the act of conserving; prevention of injury, decay, waste, or loss; preservation: conservation of wildlife; conservation of human rights. official supervision of rivers, forests, and other natural resources to preserve and protect them through prudent management. A district, river, forest, etc., under such supervision. The careful utilization of a natural resource to prevent depletion. The restoration and preservation of works of art.

Goodness, that’s a big list to be thinking about!

So what can we do in our homes and everyday lives?

How about...

  • Turn off the taps when cleaning your teeth
  • Switch off lights and electronic bits and pieces
  • Walk or cycle rather than use the car for short journeys
  • Reduce your plastic usage and recycle whenever you can
  • Avoiding products with Palm Oil that is not sustainable as an ingredient

About nature and conservation, the woodland trust says,

Nature conservation means protecting our environment and the wildlife that lives in it. It includes looking after biodiversity and the health of the planet.

There are lots of simple ways that you can get involved in conservation and start helping the areas and species under threat. All the little tiny things we each do can add up to make a big difference.

Here are some great ideas to get you started from Nature Scot -

There are so many exciting things happening in Scotland around biodiversity and conservation - have a look here and see what you can find out?

One we are very interested in is the reintroduction of Beavers to Scotland.

This page is part of the Winter and Conservation information.

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