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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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Habitats: Habitat names delineated were the Mudflat, Beach and Reedbed Habitat Type (MBR), Riparian Forest Habitat Type (RF) and Fringe Terrestrial Habitat Type (FT).
We used the CoRT Breadth thinking skills (de Bono, 2000) to teach students problem-based learning of bird habitat adaptations.
The highest level or Platinum Tier Service is offered to landlords who commit Citi habitats as their exclusive agency and includes all services of Silver and Gold Tiers, and adds asset management consultations, designated preferred Citi Habitats agents, comprehensive pricing analysis with a stacking plan, primary placement on Citi Habitats web site and several other service features.
Also, logging companies deforest (cut down and remove trees) vast areas of ape habitat to collect wood to sell.
Educators are noticing the academia social and practical benefits of incorporating schoolyard habitats into everyday learning, especially in elementary schools, but also in middle and high schools.
Working with limited resources, refuge personnel at every level of the system need to sensitively balance a myriad of environmental problems to preserve these habitats that are vital to the survival of America's unique natural heritage.