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Environmental change of our planet is a reality. The components of the physical environment are constantly changing as a result of both natural processes and human action. The Arab region is no exception, but the pace of change could be even faster than in other areas as a result of the fast pace of development in the region. Hardly any element of the environment – vegetation, soils, wildlife, surface and underground waters or the coastline – has escaped the purposeful or unintended effects of human action.