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Nature

Description

Nature, in the broadest sense, is the natural, physical, or material world or universe. "Nature" can refer to the phenomena of the physical world, and also to life in general. The study of nature is a large, if not the only, part of science. Although humans are part of nature, human activity is often understood as a separate category from other natural phenomena.

From Wikipedia

Organizations relating to Nature

European ECO Forum / Est. 1993
World Heritage Fund / Est. 1976
Caribbean Marine Parks and Protected Areas Management Network
Culture and Nature for Development
European Centre of Documentation on Nature Park Planning, Turin / Est. 1994
Forum Internacional para la Naturaleza y el Turismo
International Youth Union for the Conservation of Nature
PRO SILVA / Est. 1989
Association internationale des utilisateurs de fils de filaments artificiels et synthétiques et de soie naturelle / Est. 1954
Western African Network of Natural Products Research Scientists / Est. 2002
Latin American Network for Research on Bioactive Natural Compounds / Est. 1993
European Centre of New Technologies for the Management of Natural and Technological Major Hazards / Est. 1990
Association of Baltic National Parks / Est. 1991
Buddhist Perception of Nature / Est. 1985
African Convention on the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources / Est. 1968
International Institute for Natural, Environmental and Cultural Resource Management / Est. 1992
European Association for Free Nature Reserves / Est. 1967
Friends of the Earth International / Est. 1971
Prince Bernhard Centre for International Nature Conservation
World Network of Biosphere Reserves / Est. 1971
International Natural Zeolite Association / Est. 2005
European Network of Biogenetic Reserves / Est. 1976
Nordic Modern Natural Therapeutics Society
Sociedad Centroamericana de Historia Natural
Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas / Est. 1985

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World Problems relating to Nature

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Disturbance to wildlife patterns of movement
Chronic mononucleosis
Natural environmental degradation from recreation and tourism
Criminal offences against the environment
Destruction of wildlife habitats
Destruction of wilderness
Decline of human relationship to nature
Vulnerability of protected natural areas
Irreversible depletion of natural capital
Lack of integrated energy resource management
Lack of incentive for users to care for community property
Natural environment degradation
Disruption of the hydrological cycle
Meaningless conservation status
Environmental degradation by off-road and all-terrain vehicles
Transgression of natural thresholds
Conflicting models of health
Contempt for traditional atttitudes to nature
Undervaluation of nature in planning and decision making
Undervaluation of natural capital
Degradation of flora and fauna habitats
Fragmentation of natural habitat
Hazards to human health in the natural environment
Environmental stress of natural systems
Loss of natural heritage

Action Strategies relating to Nature

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Providing rapid emergency response
Protecting against hazards to human health in the natural environment
Conserving nature
Developing mineral resources
Charging for access to nature
Designing ecologically
Spiritualizing nature
Capturing environmental value
Studying natural history
Using agroecology
Building ecologically
Preserving natural ecosystems
Farming organically
Ensuring comprehensive system of protected areas
Reviewing conservation issues
Managing natural areas
Connecting people to natural rhythms
Learning from the wild
Saving natural rain resource
Conserving wildlife habitat
Limiting animal migration
Protecting the environment during warfare
Promoting environmentally friendly paper products
Fostering breastfeeding
Encouraging community groupings

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