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1.      Natural Resources : These are the gifts produced by nature such as air, water, soil etc.

2.      Ecology : The science which deals with the inter relation between various organisms and physical environment.

3.      Endangered species : Plants and animals which are extinct or in the danger of getting extinct.

4.      Wild life sanctuary : A reserved area for preserving natural beauty. e.g. Ranthambhor wild life sanctuary.

5.      Biosphere : Part of the earth which is covered by living organisms both plants and animals.

6.      Soil : The upper layer of the ground containing weathered rock and humus.

7.      Coniferous forest : Evergreen trees that bear needle like leaves.

8.      Deciduous forest : Type of trees that lose their leaves every year.

9.      Ecosystem : An integrated unit consisting of the community of living organisms and the physical environment.

10.    Flora : Plants of a particular region or period are referred to as flora.

11.    Fauna : Species of animals are known as fauna. 

12.    Forest : Extensive area covered with trees.

13.    Biome : A very large ecosystem on land having distinct types of vegetation and animal life is called a biome.

14.   Vegetation : It refers to a plant community which has grown naturally without human aid and has been left undisturbed by human for a long time

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