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Protection is any measure taken to guard a thing against damage caused by outside forces. Protection can be provided to physical objects, including organisms, to systems, and to intangible things like civil and political rights. Although the mechanisms for providing protection vary widely, the basic meaning of the term remains the same. This is illustrated by an explanation found in a manual on electrical wiring:

The meaning of the word 'protection', as used in the electrical industry, is no different to that in everyday use. People protect themselves against personal or financial loss by means of insurance and from injury or discomfort by the use of protective clothing. They further protect their property by the installation of security measures such as locks and/or alarms systems.

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Organizations relating to Protection

Institute for German and European Business, Competition and Regulatory Law / Berlin, Germany / Est. 1986
Save a Family Plan / London ON, Canada / Est. 1965
European ECO Forum / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1993
International Regions Benchmarking Consortium / Seattle WA, USA / Est. 2008
World Heritage Fund / Paris, France / Est. 1976
Plant With Purpose / San Diego CA, USA / Est. 1984
Agreement Concerning the Voluntary Contributions to be Given for the Execution of the Project to Save the Temples of Philae / Est. 1970
Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect / New York NY, USA / Est. 2008
European Confederation of Agronomist Associations / Est. 1987
Nordic Society for Radiation Protection / Copenhagen, Denmark / Est. 1964
North American Plant Protection Organization / Raleigh NC, USA / Est. 1976
International Aviation Fire Protection Association / Thatcham, UK / Est. 2000
French-Speaking Association of Personal Data Protection Authorities / Paris, France / Est. 2007
European Association for Passive Fire Protection / Bordon, UK / Est. 1988
Association for Environmentally Friendly Carpets / Aachen, Germany / Est. 1990
Protocol no 12 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms / Strasbourg, France / Est. 2000
Central American Bank for Economic Integration / Tegucigalpa, Honduras / Est. 1961
Convention for the Protection of the Alps / Est. 1991
Agreement Concerning Protection of the Salmon in the Baltic Sea / Est. 1962
Action Plan for Protection, Development and Management of the Marine Environment of the Northwest Pacific Region / Busan, Korea Rep / Est. 1991
Protocol for the Protection of the Southeast Pacific Against Pollution from Land-based Sources / Quito, Ecuador / Est. 1983
Amendments to the Protocol for the Prevention of Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea by Dumping from Ships and Aircraft / Est. 1995
Protocol II Additional to the Four 1949 Geneva Conventions Relating to the Protection of Victims of Non-international Armed Conflicts / Est. 1977
International Committee for the Safeguarding of Linguistic Rights in Asturies
Protocol to the European Convention on the Protection of the Audiovisual Heritage, on the Protection of Television Productions / Strasbourg, France / Est. 2001

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World Problems relating to Protection

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Hurricanes
Crop vulnerability
Human immunodeficiency virus infection
Threatened species of Plantae
Threatened monuments and historic sites
Denial of rights of ethnic minorities
Commercialization of crime-prevention
Inadequate maternity protection in employment
Vulnerability of women and children in emergencies
Vulnerability of high technology systems
Discrimination against juveniles in judicial proceedings due to protective legislation
Restrictive share practices
Environment policy as restriction on trade
Foreign government intervention
Vulnerability of protected natural areas
Consumer vulnerability
Economic inefficiency
Denial of right to economic security during periods of unemployment
Inadequate disposal of female sanitary protection
Absence of agreed minimum wage
Misallocation of resources to protect the aged
Inadequate protection of war correspondents
Conflicting standards for protection against chemical occupational hazards
Inadequate community policing
Professional lying

Action Strategies relating to Protection

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Saving rainforests
Protecting against environmental hazards from transport systems
Protecting against health hazards in the metals industries
Protecting against environmental hazards from textile and clothing industries
Protecting against natural gas production environmental hazards
Protecting against environmental hazards from agricultural and pastoral activities
Protecting against environmental hazards from animals
Protecting coastal wetlands
Protecting against environmental hazards of new species introduction
Protecting against environmental hazards due to economic development
Protecting against environmental hazards from chemicals and petrochemicals industries
Protecting against environmental hazards from industry
Protecting against environmental hazards from food processing industries
Protecting against hazards to human health in the natural environment
Protecting against environmental hazards of pharmaceutical products
Protecting against environmental hazards of nuclear power production
Protecting against health hazards
Protecting against water-related hazards and dangers
Protecting against environmental hazards from manufacturing industries
Protecting against environmental hazards of empolderment of wetlands
Protecting against occupational risks and hazards
Protecting against health hazards of motherhood
Safeguarding public health
Protecting rainforest peoples
Protecting against human health hazards in chemical-intensive agriculture

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