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habitat

[hab′itat]
Etymology: L, habitare, to dwell
a natural environment where an organism, including a human being, may live and grow normally.

habitat

that part of the environment, for example, stream, meadowland, salt marsh, etc., which is occupied by an animal or plant.

habitat

the environment inhabited by a specific organism or animal.
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He estimates that the Putah Creek habitats were destroyed when flood control measures were implemented.
Companies are now finding that it's beneficial to employees and the bottom line to restore corporate lands as wildlife habitats.
Tilton said that the Partners for Wildlife Program, once focused solely on wetlands, now includes the restoration of riparian (streamside), upland and endangered species habitats.
State Department of Water Resources officials reported today that a major effort with the California Department of Fish and Game to enhance salmon habitat along the Merced River has passed the halfway point.
In one respect and contrary to the city's attempt to portray the projects as ``fundamentally different,'' for the wildlife, there is no fundamental difference between having your habitat destroyed by a housing development or by a gravel mine.
Citi Habitat's new Upper East Side office will be managed by Gordon Golub, who has more than six years of experience in residential real estate and has managed various offices for Citi Habitats for the last three-and-a-half years.
Among the potential habitat enhancements: establish native vegetation along the banks of the river, control invasive plants that compete with such native vegetation, and regrade lands to encourage more diverse habitats on the banks and wetlands.
In many surveys taken across our country, people clearly support conserving endangered species and their habitats.
Vulcan currently has 29 certified wildlife habitats, which is more than any other company participating in WHC's program.
Fish and Wildlife Service will designate critical habitat for the arroyo southwestern toad and six other rare species under terms of a settlement between the federal government and environmentalists.
If someone could suggest to me what the anticipated changes in the weather and rainfall patterns might be for [the bird's] breeding and wintering ranges, we might be able to extrapolate some gross changes in habitats that may result, and then, with even less confidence, we might try to estimate what may happen to a habitat specialist like the golden-cheeked warbler in those landscapes," says Chuck Sexton, wildlife biologist at the Balcones Refuge.