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habitat

that part of the environment, for example, stream, meadowland, salt marsh, etc., which is occupied by an animal or plant.
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A CITY asthma nurse has warned children could be in danger as homes become a breeding grounds for millions of dust mites at their peak time of year.
English Heritage worked with environmental groups and English Nature to find a solution to safeguard the cliff and ensure the birds did not lose their breeding ground.
Local churches were also breeding grounds for right-wing thinking, particularly the many Baptist congregations and the Catholic parishes under Cardinal Francis McIntyre, whom McGirr calls "the most extreme right-wing member of the American Catholic hierarchy." The cardinal regularly hyped the John Birch Society in the archdiocese newsletter.
-A BLACK-HEADED Bunting has set up territory in North Wales, having overshot its breeding ground in South-East Europe.
She said extending the programme to Baldoyle Estuary, which is also a fertile breeding ground, could help.
While dengue cases are recorded throughout the year, most cases usually happen during the rainy season when stagnant water becomes breeding ground of mosquitoes.
Summary: Shivamogga (Karnataka) [India], Mar 23 (ANI): Officials from the Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services visited the Kanagalasara village after residents complained of the area near poultry farms becoming a breeding ground for flies.
'To save more than 350,000 people in more than 15 union councils on the banks of Leh Nullah from dengue, there is a need to launch an awareness campaign in the area so that people do not dump solid waste and construction material waste on the banks of Leh Nullah as it can provide breeding ground to dengue mosquitoes,' said District Health Officer Dr.
Once again, the proposed suburban homes and gardens would provide an ideal breeding ground for such a threat.
Pied flycatcher numbers are crashing in places where climate change has knocked the birds' spring migration out of sync with the food bonanza on the breeding ground.
This robs many bird species--including owls--of their food source and breeding ground, affecting their ability to survive.
TV was also the breeding ground for one of the biggest controversies of the year: a movie about the Reagan family and administration, in which no one was depicted as gay.