World Conservation

World Conservation

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World Conservation:
(1) Explain the meaning of the following terms.
(i) Ecology
(ii) Conservation
(iii) Balance of nature
(iv) Life Chain
(v) Life Cycle
(vi) Biosides
(vi) Recycling
(vii) Photosynthesis
(viii) Organic and inorganic material
(ix) Humus.
2. Make a drawing that shows how oxygen moves in a cycle.
3. Give an example illustrating ecological interrelationship
– how man, animal, vegetation and other sources are depending on each other.
4. Demonstrate knowledge on effect of forest fires, effect of water pollution and activities of mankind in general on wild life.
5. Tell a few causes of flood and state some methods of flood control.
6. Show that he knows major organisations and institutions in the country concerned with conservation.
7. Know location of major nature reserves in the country and why they have been kept.
8. Show that he is familiar with main conservation laws of the country.
9. Do two of the following:
(i) Take part in a project arranged by the World Wild Life Fund or the International Union of
Conservation of Nature (IUCN), spending at least 24 hours, not exceeding eight hours at a time.
(ii) Take an active part in major conservation project spending at least 40 hours.
(iii) Take initiative to carry out one of the following conservation projects himself.
(a) An anti litter campaign
(b) restoration and or beautification of piece of land,
(c) muster public opinion through an information campaign,
(d) make posters,
(e) arrange demonstrations
(f) prepare and set an exhibition,
(g) prepare hand- outs.
10. Do one of the following:
(i) Spend at least two periods, of four hours each with Forest Ranger or a Conservation officer and make a report on his observation over the periods.
(ii) Attend a camp of not less than three days duration during which conservation and nature study form a main part of his programme.
(iii) Complete a special conservation task developed and decided by him and his examiner.
Note:
The badge is accompanied by a certificate signed by the State Chief Commissioner. The badge is worn on the left sleeve of shirt below the Rashtrapati Rover Award.

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