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Protection

Description

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.

From Wikipedia

Organizations relating to Protection

International Center of Studies for the Protection of Human Rights
Institute for German and European Business, Competition and Regulatory Law / Est. 1986
Ligue mondiale pour la protection du jour du Sabbat
Save a Family Plan / Est. 1965
European ECO Forum / Est. 1993
Humanitarian Safety and Protection Network / Est. 1998
International Regions Benchmarking Consortium / Est. 2008
World Heritage Fund / Est. 1976
Information and Communication Network for Inter-Regional Technology Transfer
Plant With Purpose / Est. 1984
Comité international pour la protection des journalistes en mission périlleuse
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 / Est. 2008
CMEA Coordinating Centre for Protection of Ecosystems
Organización para el Programa Protección y Asistencia a Refugiados
Asian Society for Environmental Protection / Est. 1984
European Confederation of Agronomist Associations / Est. 1987
Nordic Society for Radiation Protection / Est. 1964
North American Plant Protection Organization / Est. 1976
International Aviation Fire Protection Association / Est. 2000
French-Speaking Association of Personal Data Protection Authorities / Est. 2007
European Association for Passive Fire Protection / Est. 1988
Association for Environmentally Friendly Carpets / Est. 1990
Protocol no 12 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms / Est. 2000
ICC Commission on Maritime Transport / Est. 1996

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World Problems relating to Protection

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Human immunodeficiency virus infection
Hurricanes
Poaching
Inadequate community policing
Crop vulnerability
Consumer vulnerability
Threatened species of Plantae
Inadequate safeguards against fire
Vulnerability of protected natural areas
Inequality before the law
Professional lying
Conserving hippopotamus
Inadequate protection of civilians in armed conflict
Economically inefficient regulations
Insufficient environmental legislation
Vulnerability of high technology systems
Environment policy as restriction on trade
Rejection of refugees
International trade in endangered species
Protection of company ownership
Restrictive share practices
Foreign government intervention
Deprivation of means of self-defence
Economic inefficiency
Discrimination against juveniles in judicial proceedings due to protective legislation

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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