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HABITAT

Formally called the United Nations Human Settlements Programme. An organization within the United Nations that aims to provide housing. HABITAT seeks to encourage sustainable cities and towns because of increasing urbanization worldwide. It was established in 1978 and is based in Nairobi.
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The fluvial erosion-deposition process creates a new habitat for plant colonization, while the hydrology influences the vegetation through floods, drought and water table fluctuations (Richardson, et al.
As a contributor to housing solutions, Habitat for Humanity has chosen to be innovative by coming up with scalable, replicable and workable shelter initiatives aimed at making communities more sustainable," said Rick Hathaway, Asia-Pacific vice president, Habitat for Humanity International.
She suggested that they might build or enhance a habitat at their school for a bird of choice.
The YM/WREA and Habitat for Humanity thank all of the supporting organizations for their generosity and support.
But you know the adage - many hands make light work,'' said Anna Masters, a spokeswoman for Habitat.
After the first lawsuit resulted in habitat maps, a group of California homebuilders quickly filed their own suit, successfully challenging FWS's economic analysis for the project.
Cans for Habitat is a critical fundraising and awareness-building tool for Habitat for Humanity in countless communities across the country," Millard Fuller, founder and president of Habitat for Humanity international, Americus, Ga.
He points out that it costs Habitat 65,000 [pounds sterling] to build a house in London while they can house a family in Democratic Republic of Congo for 1,700 [pounds sterling].
Nearly 80 percent of listed species depend on private land for all or part of their habitat requirements.