Environmental protection is a practice of protecting the natural environment on individual, organisation controlled or governmental levels, for the benefit of both the environment and humans.
The natural environment encompasses all living things and non-living things occurring naturally.
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Due to the pressures of over consumption, population and technology, the biophysical environment is being degraded, sometimes permanently.
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This has been recognized, and governments have begun placing restraints on activities that cause environmental degradation.
Environmental degradation is the deterioration of the environment through depletion of resources such as air, water and soil; the destruction of ecosystems; habitat destruction; the extinction of wildlife; and pollution.
Since the 1960s, activity of environmental movements has created awareness of the various environmental issues.
The environmental movement, also including conservation and green politics, is a diverse scientific, social, and political movement for addressing environmental issues.
There is no agreement on the extent of the environmental impact of human activity and even scientific dishonesty occurs, so protection measures are occasionally debated.