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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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But first, the colony of great-crested newts and other pond life is being relocated to new breeding grounds, a safe distance from the quarry works.
"Tamil Nadu is becoming breeding ground for extremists' activities.
Now it is hoped Wales could also become a breeding ground for the fish-eating bird of prey.
On the longest trip, a penguin traveled up to 1,900 kilometers and reached points 600 km from the breeding ground.
Even in the most well-kept apartment houses, ventilation ductwork can become a breeding ground for mold, mildew, fungi and bacteria.
The ITCZ is a breeding ground of potential low pressure areas.
England is the breeding ground of fundamentalist Muslims.
If taken when not needed, antibiotics could turn your body into a breeding ground for any drug-resistant bacteria lurking there.
At worst it bred an atmosphere where people stopped caring about their neighborhoods, which became a breeding ground for serious and violent crime.
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.
The town sits right atop the San Andreas fault, the 1,127-km crack in Earth's rocky crust that is the breeding ground for many of California's quakes (see map, below).
Furthermore, since HVAC coils, ducts and other elements may serve as a breeding ground for biological contaminants or allergens, failure to inspect and service the system can result in building sickness.