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Nature is an inherent character or constitution, particularly of the ecosphere or the universe as a whole. In this general sense nature refers to the laws, elements and phenomena of the physical world, including life. Although humans are part of nature, human activity or humans as a whole are often described as at times at odds, or outright separate and even superior to nature.

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Organizations relating to Nature

International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture / Gainesville FL, USA / Est. 2005
Natural Capital Coalition / London, UK / Est. 2012
International Natural Textile Association / Berlin, Germany / Est. 1999
European Natural Sausage Casings Association / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1967
Museums Association of the Caribbean / Est. 1989
International Society for the Prevention and Mitigation of Natural Hazards / Athens, Greece / Est. 1988
International Natural Sausage Casing Association / Alexandria, Egypt / Est. 1965
European Centre of New Technologies for the Management of Natural and Technological Major Hazards / Moscow, Russia / Est. 1990
EUROPARC Federation / Regensburg, Germany / Est. 1973
Sacred Natural Sites Initiative / Leusden, Netherlands
International Centre on Space Technologies for Natural and Cultural Heritage / Beijing, China / Est. 2007
EuroNatur - European Nature Heritage Fund / Radolfzell, Germany / Est. 1987
Agribusiness in Sustainable Natural African Plant Products / Est. 1999
Natural Products Research Network for Eastern and Central Africa / Nairobi, Kenya / Est. 1984
African Laboratory for Natural Products / Addis Ababa, Ethiopia / Est. 1997
International Foundation for the Conservation of Wildlife / Est. 1976
EECONET Action Fund / Leiden, Netherlands / Est. 1995
The Natural Step / Stockholm, Sweden / Est. 1989
Foundation Working Group International Waterbird and Wetland Research / Nijmegen, Netherlands / Est. 1983
Forum Internacional para la Naturaleza y el Turismo / Madrid, Spain
Prince Bernhard Centre for International Nature Conservation / Utrecht, Netherlands
Sociedad Naturalista Andino Patagónica / Bariloche, Argentina / Est. 1991
Middle-East Nature Conservation Promotion Association
Baltic Fund for Nature / St Petersburg, Russia / Est. 1995
NOAH International / Copenhagen, Denmark / Est. 1969
International Society for the Development of Natural Products / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 2000
Van Tienhoven Foundation for International Nature Protection / Leiden, Netherlands / Est. 1930
The Nature Conservancy / Arlington VA, USA / Est. 1951
World Neighbors / Oklahoma City OK, USA / Est. 1951
European Centre for Mitigation of Natural Risks / Chisinau, Moldova / Est. 1999
George Wright Society / Hancock MI, USA / Est. 1980
Couple to Couple League / Cincinnati OH, USA / Est. 1971
Observatorio Sismológico del Sur Occidente / Cali, Colombia / Est. 1987
International Foundation for Dharma Nature Time / Bali, Indonesia / Est. 2001
Society for the Preservation of the Natural History Collections / New York NY, USA / Est. 1985
Mediterranean Institute for Nature and Anthropos / Athens, Greece / Est. 2003
Foundation for Sustainable Development Intercultural Exchange / Berg am Irchel, Switzerland / Est. 1996
Perfect World Foundation / Gothenburg, Sweden / Est. 2010
Michael Succow Foundation for the Protection of Nature / Greifswald, Germany / Est. 1999
COmON Foundation
Fundación Global Nature / Madrid, Spain / Est. 1993
International Youth Union for the Conservation of Nature / Antwerp, Belgium
International Office for the Protection of Nature / Est. 1928
International Consultative Commission for the Protection of Nature / Est. 1913
International Federation of Practitioners of Natural Therapeutics / Est. 1963
Organization of Museums, Monuments and Sites of Africa / Accra, Ghana / Est. 1975
The Long Run / London, UK / Est. 2009
ENSCOPE / Mons, Belgium
Natura 2000 Network / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1992
Earth-Friendly Schools Hawaii-International / Volcano HI, USA / Est. 1992

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World Problems relating to Nature

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Irreversible environmental trends
Natural environmental degradation from recreation and tourism
Natural environment degradation
Natural pollutants
Extermination of wild animal natural prey
Decline of human relationship to nature
Disturbance to wildlife patterns of movement
Irreversible depletion of natural capital
Destruction of wildlife habitats
Environmental stress of natural systems
Threatened natural habitats
Vulnerability of protected natural areas
Degradation of flora and fauna habitats
Hazards to human health in the natural environment
Natural hazards to aircraft
Destruction of natural barriers
Environmental degradation by off-road and all-terrain vehicles
Sexual manipulation of domestic animals and plants
Disruption of the hydrological cycle
Criminal offences against the environment
Destruction of wilderness
Natural human abortion
Fragmentation of natural habitat
Contamination by natural radiation
Natural toxins in food

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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