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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 alarm systems.

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Organizations relating to Protection

Asociación Iberoamericana de Organismos Gubernamentales de Defensa y Protección Civil / Madrid, Spain / Est. 1996
Internationale Gewässerschutzkommission für den Bodensee / Augsburg, Germany / Est. 1960
International Society for Environmental Protection / Vienna, Austria / Est. 1987
Confederation of Fire Protection Associations / Hvidovre, Denmark / Est. 1974
Pacific Plant Protection Organization / Suva, Fiji / Est. 1994
Regional Organization for the Protection of the Marine Environment / Safat, Kuwait
European Institute for Fire Protection / Baar, Switzerland
Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect / New York NY, USA / Est. 2008
Intergovernmental Committee of the International Convention of Rome for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1961
Laboratorio Latinoamericano para la Protección contra los Virus Informaticos / Havana, Cuba / Est. 1993
Intergovernmental Committee of the Universal Copyright Convention / Paris, France / Est. 1974
Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage / Paris, France / Est. 2003
International Institute of Monitoring Democracy Development, Parliamentarianism and Suffrage Protection for the Citizens of the IPA CIS Member Nations / St Petersburg, Russia / Est. 2006
International Council on Animal Protection in OECD Programmes / Washington DC, USA / Est. 2002
ASEAN Committee on Consumer Protection / Jakarta, Indonesia / Est. 2007
Regional Research Centre for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage in West and Central Asia / Teheran, Iran Islamic Rep / Est. 2010
Centro Regional para la Salvaguardia del Patrimonio Cultural Inmaterial de América Latina / Cusco, Peru / Est. 2006
Action Plan for Protection, Development and Management of the Marine Environment of the Northwest Pacific Region / Busan, Korea Rep / Est. 1991
International Institute of Human Rights - Fondation René Cassin / Strasbourg, France / Est. 1969
Action Plan for the Protection and Management of the South Asia Seas Region / Colombo, Sri Lanka / Est. 1995
Euradopt / The Hague, Netherlands / Est. 1993
International Patent Cooperation Union / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1978
Union for the International Deposit of Industrial Designs / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1925
Survival International / London, UK / Est. 1969
Union for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1958
Action Plan for the Protection of the Marine Environment and Coastal Areas in the South East Pacific / Guayaquil, Ecuador / Est. 1981
International Union for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1886
International Union for the Protection of Industrial Property / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1883
International Cocoa Initiative / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 2002
Asia-Pacific Safeguards Network / Tokyo, Japan / Est. 2009
Third Millennium Foundation / Paciano, Italy / Est. 1987
European Energy Efficiency Fund / Est. 2011
Save Our Seas / Est. 1993
Centre africain de protection environnementale et pour l'assistance / Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
African Centre for Assistance and Protection of the Environment of the Sahel / Dakar, Senegal
Future Generations / Franklin WV, USA / Est. 1992
International Association for the Protection of Human Rights in Cyprus / Nicosia, Cyprus
SAVE International / Mount Royal NJ, USA / Est. 1959
Tethys Research Institute / Milan, Italy / Est. 1986
Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future / London, UK / Est. 1992
Mediterranean Scientific Association of Environmental Protection / Munich, Germany / Est. 1979
Van Tienhoven Foundation for International Nature Protection / Leiden, Netherlands / Est. 1930
Save Africa Concerts Foundation / Bronx NY, USA / Est. 2000
International Centre of Health Protection / Moscow, Russia / Est. 1995
Save the Tiger Fund / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1995
International Foundation for the Protection of Drinking Water / Auckland, New Zealand / Est. 1983
Centro Interamericano de Desarrollo e Investigación Ambiental y Territorial / Mérida, Venezuela / Est. 1965
Indian Institute for Peace, Disarmament and Environmental Protection / Nagpur, India / Est. 1992
Society for Conservation and Protection of Environment
International Human Rights Committee for Protection / Jammu, India

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World Problems relating to Protection

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

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

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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