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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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It added: 'All designated, critical habitats shall be protected, in coordination with the [LGUs] and other concerned groups, from any form of exploitation or destruction which may be detrimental to the survival of the threatened species dependent therein.
He also talked about the existing habitat conditions their categories and different pressures on habitat such as grazing, dependence of adjoining communities on habitat for their livelihood etc.
Although these plant species were found in all habitats types in study area (CSWS and DDGR), but they have different IVI value in each habitat; such as Acacia modesta has highest IVI value in both study areas among all tree species in three out of four selected habitats; cultivated, natural forest, and open land.
THINK: What are some challenges an animal can face if it loses its habitat? What are some human pressures that can cause habitat loss?
Nature protection in Europe is regulated primarily by the Birds Directive(1) and the Habitats Directive(2).
We used the CoRT Breadth thinking skills (de Bono, 2000) to teach students problem-based learning of bird habitat adaptations.
Observations indicate that moderate amounts of training impacts (ordnance-ignited fires and small scale armor maneuvers) help maintain vireo habitat. An ordnance-ignited crown fire in 1996 converted 5,590 acres (2,313 ha) of warbler habitat to vireo habitat, enabling us to meet recovery goals for vireos with only mild impacts on warblers.
One reason for the battle over habitat (region where an animal lives): Their forest homes are rapidly disappearing.
The SAV and NVSB habitats were sampled on the same day within a few hours of noontime during each of the seasons.
MRF works directly with La Cruz Habitat Preservation Project on a number of environmental and community goals, including aid for people and monarchs.
Educators are noticing the academia social and practical benefits of incorporating schoolyard habitats into everyday learning, especially in elementary schools, but also in middle and high schools.
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.