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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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Sampling sites and vegetation analysis: Aerial photographs of each pan (1: 10 000) were used to stratify the different habitat types that are found around each pan.
Every day, Habitat for Humanity programs assist families in cities and towns, as well as in rural areas, to create better lives.
The data base included each bird's name, physical description, adaptations for survival, main foods, and habitat.
For more information about donating time or money to Habitat for Humanity, please contact Andrea Haines at (718) 246-5656 ext.
Out of the 925 homes built by Habitat in the Gulf Coast region, 246 were damaged.
As humans build logging roads and develop farmland, what habitat remains becomes fragmented (broken into smaller, unconnected pieces).
The ESA, the agency argues, already provides a range of programs promoting cooperation with landowners, while regulatory measures like critical habitat only consume its dwindling budget without getting results.
This number could have built 11,111 Habitat homes, assuming the rate of one penny per can and that $45,000 is the average cost of building a Habitat home in the U.
After adding the missing criterion--including gardens, food to attract birds and areas where students could observe nature--the district applied for and obtained NWF schoolyard habitat certification.
Cases of preemptive habitat destruction have become notorious.