Consequences Of Overexploitation Of Natural Resources

Introduction Since the beginning of life, humans have exploited natural resources for the materials required to sustain life. That primarily includes food production and economic sustenance, although other substances are also extracted from the natural environment. However, human exploitation of natural ecosystems has long-lasting effects on the future provision of resources and other ecosystem services. Degraded ecosystems take time to recover from overexploitation, while some might never bounce back even when exploitation stops.