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The natural environment encompasses all living and non-living things occurring naturally on earth or some region thereof. It is an environment that encompasses the interaction of all living species. Climate, weather, natural resources that affect human survival and economic activity. Why the environment matters is that, as humans, the environment-the earth-is our home. It is where we live, breathe, eat, raise our children, etc. Our entire life support system is dependent on the well-being of all of the species living on earth. This is commonly referred to as the biosphere; a term created by Vladimir vernadsky, a Russian scientist in the 1920s. The biosphere refers to one global ecological system in which all living things are interdependent. Natural sacred sites, groves and trees, cliffs and caves, rivers and waterfall sand different animal species were very much at the centre of traditional folk worship in the Indian sub-continent. Trees and plants have long been held sacred to communities the world over. In India they feature in our myths, epics, rituals, worship, and daily life.

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