MEANING OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES
PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY

MEANING OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES

Environmental resources refer to any useful item in the environment, or materials and substances that are useful to man. In other words, environmental resources are useful things (both living and non-living) occurring naturally within a particular geographical location which are of benefit to man, animals and plants. Any useful thing we can find in water, atmosphere, vegetation and land are all examples of environmental resources.

Environmental resources refer to resources within the environment that are useful to man. In other words, these are materials or substances and other forces like wind that are useful to man.

Types of Environmental Resources: There are five main environmental resources and these are:

  1. Atmospheric resources.
  2. Water resources.
  3. Vegetation resources.
  4. Human resources.
  5. Mineral resources.
  6. Land resources.
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