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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 vegetation survey of the habitats was carried out in June 2008.
We have shown how the CoRT thinking skills helped a teacher provide needed scaffolding for an open-ended science problem on bird habitats.
The primary or Silver Tier level is offered to landlords interested in listing with Citi Habitats and offers services such as rent roll analysis, quarterly vacancy reports, market watch reports, and several other services.
One reason for the battle over habitat (region where an animal lives): Their forest homes are rapidly disappearing.
Habitats that exhibit structural complexity have been shown to support higher numbers of species as compared with barren nonvegetated bottom types (Orth & Heck 1980).
The same event in 2002 drew enough interest for more than 20 sessions, says Marilyn Wyzga coordinator of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's Project HOME program, which helps schools develop habitats.
If someone could suggest to me what the anticipated changes in the weather and rainfall patterns might be for [the bird's] breeding and wintering ranges, we might be able to extrapolate some gross changes in habitats that may result, and then, with even less confidence, we might try to estimate what may happen to a habitat specialist like the golden-cheeked warbler in those landscapes," says Chuck Sexton, wildlife biologist at the Balcones Refuge.