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National environmental management: specific environmental management Acts

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Known by the abbreviation of SEMA's, Specific Environmental Management Acts, all fall under the auspices of the overarching National Environmental Management Act (NEMA). To date five SEMA's have been promulgated, with the most recent one being W

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National Parks

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Commercialisation for Conservation Strategy: How do we ensure financial sustainability using commercialisation as a funding model for protected areas without compromising on the conservation mandate?

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National Strategy for Sustainable Development (NSSD)

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As concerns for the environment and its ability to sustain our current consumption patterns grow, globally the move towards sustainable development is becoming increasingly urgent

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Natural Disasters

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The United Nations (UN) humanitarian news and information service IRIN reports that natural disasters are occurring more often with a dramatic impact on the world in terms of both human and economic costs.

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Natural Products - commercial utilization

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As the world becomes more toxic, consumers are turning to more healthy natural alternatives that also support environmental regeneration.

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Natural Resources

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‘Natural resources’ is the term used to describe the basic materials and resources that are produced through the earth’s own inherent natural processes and systems.

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NIMBY (Not In My Backyard)

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NIMBY describes the attitude of some communities and interested and affected parties who do not oppose necessary but unpleasant or undesirable projects and developments, such as waste dumps and industrial projects, until they find out they are to be

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Nitrogen is a colourless, odourless gas that comprises 78% of the atmosphere. Nitrogen is cycled between the air and the soil in the nitrogen cycle, which includes a process known as nitrogen fixation.

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Noise Pollution

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There are different levels of noise all around us all of the time. When it appears to be very quiet there it still a background noise, even if it is crickets chirping or a gentle breeze blowing. All of the different day-to-day noises are collectively

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Non-Renewable Resources

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Non-renewable resources are environmental resources that cannot be replenished. Once they have been used up, there will be no more. Most non-renewable resources are minerals, which are mined, for example, gold, iron ore, titanium.

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