What is Conservation?
The term conservation refers to the preservation, restoration, or protection of the planet’s natural resources and ecosystems. One example of conservation is the vast system of natural areas set aside as reserves free of human activity such as national parks and wildlife refuges. YellowstoneNational Parkwas the first National Park in theUnited Statesestablished in 1872. Yellowstone is a classic example of one of the greatest conservation success stories in history, in 1973 the Endangered Species Act helped save many species from the brink of extinction.
Conservation can also refer to the sustainable use of resources such as oil, water and timber. Humans must utilize these things in order to survive, but must do so in a way that does not harm the planet or prevent future generations from using the same resources. You can make efforts to conserve our natural resources by using less water or cutting back on the amount of electricity you use.
Here at the GeorgiaSeaTurtleCenterwe combine three major themes of conservation; rehabilitation, research and education. A Conservation Plan has been established by the Jekyll Island Authority to help protect the natural beauty of JekyllIslandfor years to come, to learn more visit: http://www.jekyllisland.com/Conservation.aspx