Meaning of HABITAT in English

HABITAT

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

habitat destruction (= of the natural homes of plants and animals )

Habitat destruction has reduced elephant herds in central Africa.

wildlife habitats

the destruction of wildlife habitats

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

critical

Whereas the endangered species listing is determined solely upon scientific data, economics play a role in deciding critical habitat .

When critical habitat is designated, it does not mean federal agents in unmarked helicopters start circling private property.

Basically, if there are no pygmy owls present, a private landowner can turn his critical habitat into a parking lot.

If the project were determined not to damage critical habitat , then the Corps could move forward.

At the core of the issue is the determination of critical habitat .

The Southwest Center folks want to see the jaguar listed and critical habitat designated for the salamander and owl.

The designation of critical habitat lays at the heart of this battle.

He argues there are only two exemptions in the Endangered Species Act for not determining critical habitat .

different

Meadows and woodlands are better looked after, but that still leaves many different habitats that do not have sufficient protection.

Beetle larvae and adults usually occupy different habitats and rely on different food supplies.

The mild climate and the many different habitats support a wide variety of birds and flowers, butterflies and moths.

The richest centres have the most complicated mosaics of different habitat types reflected in topography, soils and vegetation.

important

The open sea is also an important habitat .

Her group, Keeping Track, is dedicated to identifying, monitoring, and educating on important wildlife habitat and travel corridors.

Since then the area has become overgrown with reeds and provides an important habitat for bird life.

The grazing marshes adjacent to the river are an important wildlife habitat .

Wet gravel pits are generally recognised as important habitats for wildlife, particularly in view of the increasing drainage of wetlands.

The most important breeding habitat is lakes or ponds with good marginal vegetation.

native

Temperatures of up to 84° tolerated in its native habitat , without showing any ill effect.

It is alleged, however, that R. rostrata is rare even in its native habitat .

natural

Plantations of exotic non-native trees use up large quantities of water, which can have adverse affects on natural habitats .

To determine our mating system we need to know our natural habitat and our past.

Today, hunting is no longer allowed and tourists visit these national parks to view and photograph the wildlife in their natural habitats .

His natural habitat is the graph, his occupation the computer simulation.

Their natural habitat is the Amazonian jungle with a high temperature and humidity.

Some, however, are believed to be original natural habitats .

new

It will create new natural habitats in reedbeds, grasslands, swamp, saltmarsh, water and woodlands.

Day-to-day survival adds perhaps less to overall future genetic investment than does populating a new habitat .

The projects focus on maintaining and protecting the species' habitats , and in some cases establishing them in new habitats.

The family of dinosaurs, faced with this vast new range of habitats , rose to greatness by exploiting it.

I know the portents of my new habitat , I have been learning my local lore.

The trout settled into their new habitat and became relatively wild, dour and more discriminating, some growing to considerable size.

rich

Malayan barn owls are adapting quickly to this rich habitat and are reproducing much faster than elsewhere.

There are both native woodland and conifer plantations which gives a rich mosaic of habitats for wildlife.

wide

It will destroy sites with a wide variety of habitats .

It boasts a wide range of habitats supporting an impressive variety of plants, birds and butterflies.

The leopard's spots provided excellent camouflage in the wide range of habitats in which it successfully lived.

They divide up their waters quite amicably, and each occupies a wide range of habitats , from ponds to estuaries.

A wide range of habitats and resources was thus available within one or two hours' walk.

■ NOUN

destruction

Many species are threatened in the wild due to habitat destruction by man and probably over-hunting.

The mountain Gorilla, a uniquely social animal, is threatened by habitat destruction and poaching.

forest

With few bears and wolves about these days, elk rule their forest habitat .

Scientists suggested that the disappearance of the panda's traditional bamboo forest habitat had forced the herbivore to turn meat-eater.

loss

The long-term implications of these habitat losses for individual species, if the present trends continue, are likely to be disastrous.

Hunting and habitat loss are the most likely reasons.

At a recent meeting between the two bodies they agreed that countering habitat loss is a high priority.

wildlife

It provided grazing land, timber, fruits and fuel, while remaining an undamaged wildlife habitat .

Her group, Keeping Track, is dedicated to identifying, monitoring, and educating on important wildlife habitat and travel corridors.

This project will estimate the benefits and costs of wildlife habitats and compare the results using different valuation techniques.

It also aims to preserve wildlife habitat and agricultural land.

The grazing marshes adjacent to the river are an important wildlife habitat .

The city left the natural wash intact, and the area now serves as both flood control and urban wildlife habitat .

■ VERB

create

Finally, humans create habitats of a kind that may well occur in nature, but not commonly.

It will create new natural habitats in reedbeds, grasslands, swamp, saltmarsh, water and woodlands.

By spreading woodchips over the ground, gardeners then create the perfect habitat for fungi of all sorts.

destroy

Some attacked the fact that faster growth has been environmentally unsound, creating excessive carbon emissions and destroying natural habitats .

Winning fuel and materials pollutes, consumes energy, destroys habitat .

The corncrake and marsh fritillary have been the victims of intensive agriculture as ploughing and pesticides destroy habitat and insects.

protect

These figures emphasise the importance of protecting these coastal habitats .

The projects focus on maintaining and protecting the species' habitats , and in some cases establishing them in new habitats.

We will continue to encourage this approach through schemes to protect landscape and habitats of special importance.

provide

They provide the habitat of a wide variety of species of wading birds.

These provide suitable habitats for the amphibious species of Echinodorus.

Since then the area has become overgrown with reeds and provides an important habitat for bird life.

A single rock in a stream provides at least four habitats .

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Ancient habitats such as grasslands, bogs, and wetlands are rapidly disappearing.

Further building development would threaten valuable badger and red squirrel habitats.

Suburban gardens can provide habitats for many forms of wildlife.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Any birdwatcher would just look in a range book, look at the description of habitat and start hiking.

Make a resolution to spend more time in the coming year visiting inspiring wild habitats.

Not only have tigers doubled in numbers, but other species and habitats have benefited.

Our supply of iron is divided up among ten billion space habitats, each carrying one million residents.

Some attacked the fact that faster growth has been environmentally unsound, creating excessive carbon emissions and destroying natural habitats.

The school site is located in prime pygmy owl habitat .

Unlike our previous habitats, it had personality.

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