Environmental Terminology and Discovery Service (ETDS)


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natural resource
A feature or component of the natural environment that is of value in serving human needs, e.g. soil, water, plantlife, wildlife, etc. Some natural resources have an economic value (e.g. timber) while others have a "noneconomic" value (e.g. scenic beauty). (Source: UNUN)

Terminology source: http://www.eionet.europa.eu

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