Definition of 'habitat'

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These trees would have provided valuable habitat for wildlife. The Sun (2017)He has found a very good natural habitat. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The main factor in the sharp decline is a man-made loss of habitat. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Elephants are dying from loss of habitat, poaching and ineffective worldwide policing. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They insisted that the cull was necessary to stop them from destroying large trees and blocking rivers in a habitat with no natural predators. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Habitat loss because of the increasing human population and growth in agriculture has also contributed to the decline, the report said. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Needless to say, animals in cages don't behave like animals in their natural habitat. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It blames increased use of pesticides and fertilisers, habitat destruction, loss of mixed farms and changes to sowing patterns. Times, Sunday Times (2016)These crowded, often hostile spaces might seem an unlikely habitat for animals to thrive, but for the bold they offer many opportunities. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The population is declining because of habitat loss and contamination. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The move is intended to boost conservation and appreciation of the plant habitats. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Human beings destroy their natural habitat and the animals go hungry. Times, Sunday Times (2009)All this provides a fabulous habitat for slugs. The Sun (2012)The richest habitats in the world are the tropical rainforests. Radford, Tim & Leggett, Jeremy The Crisis of Life on Earth - our legacy from the second millenium (1990)Watch aquatic creatures in their natural habitat. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The plant is listed as endangered due to habitat loss. The Sun (2011)They will be in their natural habitat in that match. The Sun (2014)Road accidents and loss of habitat have pushed the wildcat to the brink of extinction. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Being out at sea and seeing whales and dolphins in their natural habitat was amazing. The Sun (2011)Numbers dwindled after the introduction of mink and loss of habitat. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Wildlife photography was in its infancy and the prince took considerable risks to record the animals in their habitat. Times, Sunday Times (2013)And not so long as there are wild animals in habitat big enough to give them complete ecological play. Cameron, Kenneth M Into Africa - a social history of the East African Safari (1989)What is beyond doubt is that one of the main reasons for the decline in biodiversity is the loss of habitat. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Seeing these majestic and beautiful creatures in their natural habitat was one of the most moving and incredible experiences of my life. The Sun (2016)Remember that our herb gardens are probably far removed from the plant 's natural habitat. Stickland, Sue Planning the Organic Herb Garden (1986)It is backed by ancient dunes that provide habitats for birds, animals and plant life. The Sun (2014)The Danube here is one of the richest river habitats for wildlife. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Former industrial areas can become rich wildlife habitats and are often important for local people, too. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He blamed the gradual destruction of the animals' forest habitat. Times, Sunday Times (2014)As the habitat becomes richer, the ecosystem becomes both more resilient and productive. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The aim is provide a safer habitat for marine life, from whales and sea birds to rare turtles. Times, Sunday Times (2014)One is full of animals, plants and habitats that will disappear if we don't do something about it. Times, Sunday Times (2013)In wilder habitats, bird diversity is higher, the potential source of infection is diluted and people are better protected. Times, Sunday Times (2006)

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Translations for 'habitat'

British English: habitat NOUN
The habitat of an animal or plant is the natural environment in which it normally lives or grows.
In its natural habitat, the hibiscus will grow up to 25ft.
  • American English: habitat
  • Brazilian Portuguese: habitat
  • Chinese: 生长环境
  • European Spanish: hábitat
  • French: habitat
  • German: Heimat
  • Italian: habitat
  • Japanese: 生息環境
  • Korean: 서식지
  • European Portuguese: habitat
  • Latin American Spanish: hábitat


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