IUCN-The World Conservation Union
Founded in 1948, IUCN -The World Conservation Union -is a membership organisation comprising governments, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), research institutions, and conservation agencies in more than 100 countries. The Union's objective is to promote and encourage the protection and sustainable util isation of living resources.
Several thousand scientists and experts from all continents form part of a network it supporting the work of its six Commissions: threatened species, protected areas, ecology, environmental strategy and planning, environmental law , and environmental education and communication. Its thematic programmes include forest conservation, wetlands, marine ecosystems, plants, as well as population and natural resources. These activities enable IUCN and its members to develop sound policies and programmes for the conservation of biological diversity and sustainable use of natural resources.
-The Meteorology and Environmental
Founded in 1981, MEPA -The Meteorology and Environmental Protection Administration -was created as the central organisation for all environmental protection and management activities in Saudi Arabia in addition to its role as the National Meteorological Agency. Its responsibilities are to create and carry out programmes to conserve, improve, and protect natural resources and the environment, as well as to control air, water, and land pollution.
These protection activities are to be directed at enhancing "the health, safety and welfare of the people and to promote their overall economic and social well-being". MEPA's functions are to conduct environmental surveys, recommend regulations and other measures, assess levels of environmental pollution, stay abreast of regional and international developments in environmental protection, and establish standards and specifications.
Protection in Islam
Commission on Environmental Law
Table of Contents
Preface & Acknowledgements to First Edition
Section Two: Protection and Conservation of the Basic Natural Resources
Section Three: Protection of Man and the Environment from the Harmful Impacts of Products and Processes Generated by Man.
Section Four: Legislative Principles, Policies, and Institutions of Islamic Law which Govern the Procedures and Measures for the Protection and Conservation of the Environment
The Mandate of the Individual
Danger in the Air - Press Release WHO/56, 14 September 2000.
Air Pollution - Fact Sheet NO. 187, Revised September 2000.