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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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maculosa), the weighted mean body mass was larger for the tree plantation species than for the natural habitat species (RM ANOVA [F.
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The meeting reviewed, in the presence of the heads of GCC wildlife committees, the current environment policies and means of development to comply with the regional and international environment systems, and the impact of practiced activities near natural habitats.
Panthera also praised Guyana's tradition of preserving its natural habitats, unlike most other Latin American and developing nations rich in natural resources.
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It is intended to help coordinate efforts to protect the natural habitat and enable public access to information.
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schroeteri as a genuine pathogen in this clinical setting and should prompt further investigations to identify its natural habitat and virulence determinants.
WHEREAS, urban forests are essential to improving ecological services that include providing natural habitat for floral and fauna, controlling sedimentation and water runoff from nonpoint sources, mitigating carbon sequestration to improve air quality and conserving energy by reducing the urban heat index; and
Sherwood Forest, a natural habitat for thousands of rare insects, animals and plants thriving on its 500-year-old oak trees, has been designated a National Nature Reserve in an effort to conserve the area.
Gee, it makes me want to travel somewhere and remove something else from its natural habitat.
An Arctic seal pup which was discovered thousands of miles from home after getting lost finally returned to the North Sea yesterday following a marathon journey back to her natural habitat.