Who does natural resources belong to?

Who does natural resources belong to?

Who do you think natural resources belong to? Is it the public as stated by constitution in most countries? Or citizens of that particular area/location. Or individuals who think that it does belong to them.

From my understanding, natural resources belong to the public. Benefits obtained from them should be used enjoyed by all citizens. In that spirit, all the citizens are supposed to protect their natural resources.

I don’t think anyone or a group of people can claim complete ownership of a natural resource. A natural resource that does not need any human impact like water bodies, wildlife, indigenous flora species, among others. This is because the occurrence and existence is 100% natural. And only human interruption cause their depletion or destruction.

It will be also be mean and unacceptable to prevent other fellow citizens from accessing these natural resources. Just because they don’t occupy that particular location.

Giving back to the natural resources

Most us are only after enjoying the benefits that are brought to us by these natural resources. And care very little, if any, about the state of these resources.

Natural resources management is very vital for their existence in a long time. We should work extra hard to ensure that we reduce our negative impact towards them.

If we can apply the same energy and morale we usually have while protecting natural resources benefits. Right now we would not have anything to worry about our natural resource survival.

In Kenya, sometime back we had issues with oil revenue distribution problem. Whereby, the residents of the areas where the oil is being extracted, went to the roads. The demonstration had a strong impact, it even caught president’s and other politicians attention. Things were later resolved and agreement reached.

Then water scandal emerged. It gained politics and gave birth to different opinions.

From the two incidence, I wished it could be the same scenario when we are fighting for our other natural resources. Especially wildlife.

The SGR (Standard Gauge Railway) passed right through the Nairobi National Park despite conservationists efforts to make it stop…….

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Published by Cheche Winnie

Article Writer and Blogger I am blogger , proof reader, writer and copy writer with a Bachelor degree and three years of experience. I write easy to read articles with excellent English and zero grammatical error. Articles that are creative and deliver the inteneded message . I do intense research while writing the articles. I always deliver my work on time and adhere to the timelines given. Always online hence able to start working on your piece as soon as your hire me. I work in real time. Nature Conservationist Passionate about nature conservation education and awareness. I believe that our existence depends on the mother nature. I am also have skills in researching and have managed to publish my own article on the effects of the exotic plants species on the indigenous plants in the Arid lands of Kenya.

4 thoughts on “Who does natural resources belong to?

  1. Natural resources belong to all citizens. The Chinese would like as much of other nations’ resources as possible, just out of the sheer pressure of being the world’s most populous country. That is not fair to the rest of the world, and the Chinese know it. They will try, anyway.

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