Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Ecological Environment

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_586

Synonym: Eco-Environment

The ecological environment is the natural environment in which humans have settled. The natural environment includes climate, landforms, vegetation, soil, hydrology, natural ecosystems and artificial ecosystems. It refers to the total composition of various ecosystems composed of biological communities and abiotic natural factors. It is mainly or entirely formed by natural factors and has indirect, potential, and long-term impacts on human survival and development. Destruction of an ecological environment will lead to deterioration of the living environment of humans.

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