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natural resource

[′nach·rəl ′rē‚sȯrs]
(materials)
A deposit of minerals, water, or other materials furnished by nature.
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He added that projects like these enable people to empower themselves with innovative ideas for income generation opportunities through sustainable harvesting, domestication and commercialization of wild plants and biological resources.
The bio-economy sector, defined as parts of the economy that use renewable biological resources, is thriving in the region, turning over PS91bn a year
The protocol, adopted in 2010, helps nations legally protect their biological resources, enabling fair and equitable sharing of benefits from biological resources.
Turkmenistan has gradually strengthened the legal framework to ensure the environmental integrity and safety of biological resources of Caspian.
Namibia exports biological resources such as Devil's Claw, Hoodia and Marula.
"A special interest should be attached to Africa" that possesses "enormous biological reserves but, unfortunately, has no means to effectively address the decline in its biological resources and heritage," Morocco's Foreign minister Taib Fassi Fihri said at the high-level meeting in New York on biodiversity, held on the sidelines of the Summit on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
The Biological Diversity Act 2002 provides for the conservation of biological diversity, sustainable use of its components and equitable sharing of benefits arising out of the use of biological resources.
The report from Australia's Biological Resources Study claims that almost one per cent of the world's 1.9 million classified species were threatened.
The Islamic Republic of Iran, Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan will be the member states of the organization which is aimed at expansion of cooperation of those counties in the spheres of tenergy, transportation, aquatic biological resources, finances, investments and trade, he said.
The new Treaty on the European Union (TEU) confers exclusive competence upon the EU in the area of the conservation of marine biological resources under the Common Fisheries Policy (Article 3) and a shared competence with member states in the area of agriculture and fisheries, excluding the conservation of marine biological resources (Article 4).
Visitors can also navigate through a bar down the left-hand side of the homepage, which offers quick links to biological resources, the database resources mentioned above, and news releases from the institute.
Waterfront site designs must incorporate structures that will protect new developments from erosion and flooding, while also protecting water quality and biological resources. These designs must respond to developers' need to be cost-effective and in time with the market, as well as government's mission to protect natural resources and public health.

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