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(1) The capacity of being sustained; a feature of being sustainable

(2) The ability of the ecosystem to keep diverse and productive through time despite of humans deriving their needs from natural resources

(3) The state wherein anthropogenic use of natural resources is kept to a limit or made adequate for human needs thus avoiding to inflict harm to other life forms and future generations, preserving biodiversity, and promoting a period of natural restoration



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