The word nature has been driven from Latin word ‘natus’ which means birth. It suggest that nature is referred to features, facts, characteristics and aspects that are present by birth, created by God, and nothing of nature is created artificially, technologically or by any means used by man. There are various definitions and explanations given for what is meant by nature. A philosophical definition of nature provided by John Stuart Mill is: ‘Nature is the inherent properties and capacities of things.’ Nature is actually much more than this definition. It is a huge umbrella covering numerous things, elements, features, entities etc. Peter Coates (1998) presented five meanings of nature, which are:
1.Nature is referred to the physical places, especially those physical places which are partly or wholly unchanged by people. By unchanged, Peter means that its physical properties inherited by it since creation are reserved. This definition gives the idea of unspoiled nature.
2.Nature is referred to the set of those physical places which are either modified or unmodified by people. Here Peter equates the word nature with the word environment.
3.Nature is the force or unit which is mostly based on religious traits. Here nature is the entity which makes other things happen due to a certain ‘law of nature.’
4.Nature is referred to the essence of things. For example, in case of human beings, nature is referred to the behaviour, attitude and approach of a person.
5.Nature is the opposite of culture. This suggests that nature has no connection with human beings.
Many philosophers, researchers and intellectuals have different perspectives of defining nature. But generally, nature is referred to anything which is more or less unmodified and free of amendments existing in its original form. According to the concept of nature that everything being created by Divine is nature, human being also falls is this category. Now the next matter of consideration is natural environment.