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10 January 2008 @ 05:34 pm

Plateaus, valleys, mountains, hills, and the list go on. There are a lot of names to remember, but how do we generally call these? We’d answer that, Landforms. A landform comprises a geomorphological unit, and is largely defined by its surface form and location in the landscape, as part of the terrain, and as such, is typically an element of topography (Wikipedia). 

               Landforms are very essential to any living creature. In fact we could say that without landforms, no earth would exist. There are hundreds of types of landforms in the world. The scope raises from mountains, hills, glaciers and even oceans, seas, rivers and lakes. They go on different shapes and sizes and are visible in every area your eyes vision could possibly reach. Now obviously, landforms are useful to every living organism. But let us focus on its usefulness on human beings. Minerals and other elements we find in different areas are important for us are found in various types of landforms. Fossil fuels which is a great source of energy and oil is also an example of their contribution. Palnts and animals which are our main sources of food, live and feed themselves in different areas of landforms.

                Some landforms are vast, and because of this most of us tend to abuse and pollute it. Many of our mountains are now “bald” because of illegal logging or “kaingin” done by people. Our bodies of water such as rivers and seas are now polluted and can not be inhabited by water animals such as fishes. Many other problems are being faced today by our different landforms because of us. Therefore, we should all know and identify each one of them. We should know how to take care of them. For if we equip ourselves with these knowledge, we would understand how important it is to conserve our land forms longer.