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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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As the first of our adopted butterflies flew off to their new home, an editorial appeared in The New York Times about the endangered monarch butterfly habitat in Mexico.
When completed, the preserve will employ a 73-acre buffer zone between neighbors and the restored habitat area to reduce impact on nearby farms.
As Amoco noted in its 1993 Environment, Health & Safety report; "Employee morale is often improved at industrial locations with habitat management areas.
Most of the Service's habitat restoration activity in Vermont has been in the Lake Champlain watershed.
Benefits of the work will include restoring significant spawning habitat that was destroyed in 1997 flooding, reported Kevin Faulkenberry, Project Manager for DWR.
Designated critical habitat has already been approved and will not include the Santa Clara River and the San Francisquito Creek, in large part because of the city of Santa Clarita and Newhall (Land's) letter to U.
Providing access to the river and habitat is particularly critical for Cocopah Tribal Elders, many of whom have physical limitations.
Birds of prey are in decline in the area because of loss of habitat and the introduction of nonnative species such as the domestic cat which is a huge problem for ground nesting and ground feeding birds, mammals, amphibians and rabbits.
Approximately 600 acres at the site are being managed as an enhanced habitat for wildlife.
No endangered species can survive without its habitat protected,'' said Peter Galvin of the Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity.
The ensuing industrialization of parts of the refuge has fragmented and degraded wildlife habitats thanks to oil spills and explosions, widespread soil and water contamination, and airborne and noise pollution.
The large blocks of forests that once offered nesting sites for birds now spell peril as they are overrun by cats, blue jays, and other predators attracted by the changing habitat.