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habitat

the place where something or someone lives. In ENVIRONMENTAL LAW the focus of European Union and UK legislation affecting conduct in relation to certain habitats. The EU Habitats Directive requires the establishment of a series of high-quality Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) across Europe that will make a significant contribution to conserving the habitat types and species identified in Annexes I and II of the Directive. It has been held that the Directive extends UK obligations beyond the 12-mile limit to the UK continental shelf
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Riparian vegetation is an ubiquitous feature of riverine landscapes that provides habitat and food sources, as well as some degree of erosion control (Darby, 1999).
World Habitat Day is an opportunity to bring attention to theworldwide need for decent and affordable housing," said Jonathan Reckford, CEO, Habitat for Humanity International.
Students took a pretest addressing content knowledge of bird adaptations for habitat and descriptive vocabulary one week before instruction began, and the posttest a week after the five-weeklong unit of study concluded.
The Organization announced that it raised and donated $16,500 to Habitat for Humanity NYC in this fourth consecutive year of serving Habitat.
Once there, Habitat will reconstruct the four-bedroom homes on site.
Also, logging companies deforest (cut down and remove trees) vast areas of ape habitat to collect wood to sell.
For much of this year, Congress has been mulling ways of reshaping the ESA, and critical habitat rules have formed one of the liveliest battlegrounds.
Since its inception in 1997, nearly 570 Habitat for Humanity International affiliates and 2,000 recycling centers have joined the Cans for Habitat program, a partnership between Habitat and the Aluminum Association, Washington.
The Endangered Species Act (ESA), passed by Congress and signed by President Nixon in 1973, established lists of endangered and threatened species and prohibited the killing or harming of them and their habitat.