Many economic structures depend on natural resources. Industries like forestry, fishing, agriculture and tourism rely on the health function of the natural environment, and hardly a productive industry does not rely on natural resources. The industries will suffer if this resource base is damaged in any way.
Learning about the environment, what we can do and what it can do for us is an essential part of your life, if we want to ensure our future existence. How we manage our environment and what we need to do to protect it is an essential part of this specialised course.