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    Backyard wildlife habitat A backyard wildlife habitat is a combination of food, water, shelter, and space arranged to meet the needs of wildlife in your own backyard. Even a small yard or balcony can be created into a wildlife habitat to attract birds, butterflies, beneficial insects, reptiles, amphibians and small mammals. Creating a backyard wildlife habitat is a way to restore habitat one yard at a time. Something the world is in desperate need of. Building a wildlife habitat can be a never ending

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    Habitat Destruction

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    Habitat Destruction Overview In this new age of technology and advances in every possible field of study, many people forget about the environment. Some will just throw their trash all over the place with no concern for the possible consequences. Of course, there are many consequences, but only one comes to my mind. That is the demolition of species’ homes or habitat destruction. Habitat destruction or habitat loss is the altering or elimination of the conditions that plants and animals need to

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    Biogenic Habitats

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    Human-induced alteration of biogenic habitats at the landscape scale is increasing, and directly influencing local diversity and system functioning (Vitousek et al. 1997, Duarte 2002, Lozte et al. 2006 and Airoldi & Beck 2007). Alteration of natural landscapes can result in loss of entire habitats or transition of more complex to less complex habitats, for example shellfish reefs or seagrass beds to mud flats (Short and Wyllie-Echeverria 1996, Hughes et al. 2002, Ruesink et al. 2005, Thrush et al

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    The effect of forest fragmentation is a growing concern among ecologists and forestry managers. Habitat fragmentation is often defined as a process during which “a large expanse of habitat is transformed into a number of smaller patches of smaller total area, isolated from each other by a matrix of habitats unlike the original” (Wilcove et al., 1986). The exact definition of fragmentation differs among studies and commentators, but such features as size of biggest fragment, total amount of perimeter

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    Investigating the Habitat of Common Rough Woodlice Introduction There are many species of Woodlice found in the British Isles and because of their abundance they provide good material for an ecological investigation into their preferred habitat. Woodlice are of the order Isopoda which means, "the legs are alike"1. Different species prefer different dwellings however the Common Rough Woodlouse (Porcellio scaber) which has been used for this investigation, is commonly found around residential

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    A Student's Comments on Habitat for Humanity Websites While sitting in my dorm room watching a DVD, I looked around and suddenly realized how lucky I was. I lived in a decent sized room with lighting and air conditioning that I could adjust to make myself comfortable. Then I thought how even more lucky I was to be able to go home too yet a nicer living facility at my own house that I have to share with nobody but my immediate family. It made me begin to wonder how many people there are that

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    Habitat Destruction and Biodiversity Loss

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    population does not consider is that construction destroys natural habitat, or “the place or environment where a plant or animal naturally or normally lives and grows” (Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary). While humans may think nothing of this habitat destruction, it is actually the number one cause of extinction worldwide (Dudley 17) and influences many other species, including humans, that are not endangered or threatened. Habitat loss causes loss of biodiversity, which adversely affects the health

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    Woodpecker Habitat Ever since 1973, when the Endangered Species Act came into being, conservationists and private landowners have been debating over whether to preserve the habitats of many endangered species found in unprotected areas (Ligon et al, 1986). Increasing levels of human development has led to the cutting of old-growth forests and construction of roads and other physical barriers to wildlife. These activities have greatly contributed to the fragmentation of wildlife habitat, which has

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    We Must Put an End to Habitat Destruction

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    the world, yet with industrialization we are pushing animals out of their natural habitat in order to make room for ours. In fact, 85% of endangered species are threatened because of our rapid expansion in many different areas around the world. Pollution, deforestation, overconsumption, urban development, tourism, and agriculture are just some of the examples from this issue. Many of the things that cause habitat destruction have to do with the methods our society uses for living. This is why

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    Habitat for Humanity Habitat for Humanity’s main goal is to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness by constructing and building sufficient and necessary housing that are in good neighborhoods and communities (Fuller 18). Habitat for Humanity is an effective organization because it promotes housing in developing communities and provides fellowship among Americans. Habitat for Humanity helps people and families by promoting housing for them. Volunteering is productive. It also gives a satisfying

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