Ecocentric Perspective Of Natural Environment

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Perspectives are very important aspects of Environmental Science. They are frequently not black and white or cut and dry, so to speak. A perspective can be defined as, a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view.
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Ecocentrism is a philosophy or perspective that places intrinsic value on all living organisms and their natural environment, regardless of their perceived usefulness or importance to human beings. Therefore, someone with an ecocentric view point would respond to a request to turn a decommissioned military base in Southern IN into a mutli-use designation that encouraged camping, hiking, mountain biking, picnicking, swimming, hunting, and fishing areas like a state park with negative feelings. A
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It creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, fulfilling the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations. Environmental sustainability is about making responsible decisions that will reduce your business’ negative impact on the environment. One example of how some human activity claims to be sustainable is by using only what they grown and buying the basic of necessities of only what they need to survive. I do not feel this concept is really achievable because it is natural to constantly want more than what you need and there will always be …show more content…
Trophic levels are the feeding position in a food chain such as primary producers, herbivore, and primary carnivore. Green plants form the first trophic level, which are the producers. Herbivores form the second trophic level, while the carnivores form the third and fourth trophic levels. A food chain is the feeding of one organism upon another in a sequence of food transfer. Another definition is the chain of transfer of energy, which typically comes from the sun, from one organist to another. All food chains start with photosynthesis and will end with decay. In an ecosystem there are many different food chains and many of these are cross linked to form a food web. All plants and animals in an ecosystem are part of this complex food web. The energy pyramid indicates the total amount of energy present in each trophic level. It also shows the loss of energy from one trophic level to the next. An energy pyramid shows clearly that the energy transfer from one trophic level to the next is accompanied by a decrease due to waste the conversion of potential energy into kinetic energy and heat energy. The energy pyramid is more widely used than the others because comparison can be made between trophic levels of different ecosystems. The significance of the Trophic Level Pyramid is to show who eats what in the food chain. The sun is the source of all energy in the food chain and is known as a producer. The second level consists of insects, sheep, caterpillars, and even cows and is

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