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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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The Health & Safety Executive report claimed that a filthy water tank provided the ideal breeding ground for "dangerous levels" of legionella bacteria.
Andy Duncan, Smiths Concrete landscape management and forestry officer, said: "The ponds are used as a breeding ground for the newts as they emerge from their winter hibernation.
'We have to be conscious because even a little water can already serve as breeding ground for mosquitoes,' he said.
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], June 23 ( ANI ): Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Pon Radhakrishnan has said Tamil Nadu is becoming the breeding ground for extremists' activities.
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.
This is perhaps the most insightful treatment yet of the pansexual golden age of Andy Warhol, who turned a former hat factory into the breeding ground where characters like Holly Woodlawn, Lou Reed, and Edie Sedgwick prepped America for its 15 minutes of fame.
The intertropical convergence zone, a breeding ground for potential low pressure area, is affecting these areas, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said.
This ice ruff around solid ground will melt as spring returns, so the penguins have to hike far enough for their breeding ground to stay solid until the chicks can cope with water.
Robert Bolan, MD, of the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, said the warm, moist environments of gyms and bathhouses are an ideal breeding ground for the bacteria.
The water soon be came a breeding ground for goldfish.
While the Department of Health (DOH) has yet to determine where staffers of the Philippine Children's Medical Center (PCMC) contracted dengue, it assured the public that the hospital did not have any breeding ground of mosquitoes.
And a sweaty, poorly ventilated foot is its ideal breeding ground.