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NEGLECT OF ENVIRONMENT Environment; what does the word “environment” mean? Is it a new word? Or else is it a common word? Actually is there any value of it? Is it a visible part or an invisible? Some may have better answers for the above questions. And some may doesn’t know it at all. Actually what is the meaning of the word, ‘environment’. Some may think that environment is a specific area that should be protected. But the environment is the biotic and nonbiotic surrounding of an organism or population. Simply environment is our surroundings which includes the all factors that have an influence on their survival, development and evolution. “Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. Man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web he does to himself.” This quotation is from the Chief Seattle’s famous speech on the environment. We can realize importance of our environment through this quotation. Whatever we do to the environment, we do it to ourselves only. There are main two parts of the environment; biotic and non- biotic. Biotic means all living organism while non-biotic means non living things such as sunlight, temperature, air, water, humidity, soil etc. Sunlight is the main source of photosynthesis which all living-beings rely on this process for their survival and development. This important process;