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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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Some 1,700 members of the Wild Bird Society of Japan conducted a nationwide survey for the Environment Agency from 1997 to 1998 into the breeding grounds of 600 types of wild bird in Japan, according to the report.
The cleared land has higher temperatures than the forest; irrigation ditches and rice paddies provide mosquitoes with ideal breeding grounds (stagnant, sunlit water); and there is an influx of people into the cleared lands who are less resistant to malaria than the native population.
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.
Interestingly, the most fertile breeding ground for rightwing activism was the suburban coffee klatches.
NEWTS emerging from their winter sleep and ready for a spot of mating are being frustrated in their attempts to reach their usual breeding ground - but it's all in a good cause.
Do not forget Rome Opera Ballet School, now directed by Paola Iorio, is a wonderful breeding ground for artists.
She said extending the programme to Baldoyle Estuary, which is also a fertile breeding ground, could help.
We don't want to claim credit, but we have been a source of infection, a breeding ground or launch pad for many of the non-economic improvements in the Bank in the last two decades, all very behind the scenes.
The donation by Texaco ensures that this important breeding ground for migrating birds will be properly protected and managed, according to The Nature Conservancy.
Once again, the proposed suburban homes and gardens would provide an ideal breeding ground for such a threat.
The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales hopes to create the perfect breeding ground for one of Britain's rarest birds of prey by next spring.
The findings so far have revealed that the highest rate of gene flow between populations is between whales that breed on either side of the African continent (Breeding Stocks B and C), with an estimated one or two reproductively active whales every year swimming from one ocean to join whales in another breeding ground.