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Natural Resources Development in The Islamic Countries: an overview [Med J Islamic World Acad Sci]
Med J Islamic World Acad Sci. 1991; 4(1): 3-5

Natural Resources Development in The Islamic Countries: an overview

Mehmet S. Ketene
From Iraq Scientific Research Foundation, Baghdad, Iraq.

Water, soil, air and sunlight are the fundamentals of the life and are interdependent with flora and fauna which are considered as ‘renewable natural resources’. Composition of air and sunlight (as climatic factors) are abundant and practically constant all over the world. Within limits the soil mantle is also constant. Water alone, therefore, is the limiting factor for flora and fauna on earth. Three fourths of the earth surface is water, but the bulk of it is unfit for sustaining life.
Scientific evaluation of renewable natural resources in the Islamic Countries, need detailed knowledge and data of the following:
- Climatic factors, as sunlight, temperature, humidity, precipitation and winds.
- Land and soil survey and classification.
- Hydrological data as overland flow, underground water, rivers, lakes, reservoirs.
- Vegetation cover, as forests, ranges and agricultural plants.
- Wildlife as mammals, reptiles, birds and water life.
To improve the situation of natural resources in the Islamic Countries good planning for their development is necessary. This requires proper education and training of the needed man power for wise management and use of all renewable natural resources.

Keywords: Renewable natural resources, climatic factors, water, soil, air, sunlight

Mehmet S. Ketene. Natural Resources Development in The Islamic Countries: an overview. Med J Islamic World Acad Sci. 1991; 4(1): 3-5

Corresponding Author: Mehmet S. Ketene, Iraq

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