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Habitat change

Definition:

Change in the local environmental conditions in which a particular organism lives.

Habitat change can occur naturally through droughts, disease, fire, hurricanes, mudslides, volcanoes, earthquakes, slight increases or decreases in seasonal temperature or precipitation, etc.

However, it is generally induced by human activities such as land use change and physical modification of rivers or water withdrawal from rivers.

Source: GreenFacts

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People initiate many habitat changes for a variety of purposes, including urbanization, agriculture development, manufacturing, recreation, or transportation.

Source: Bureau of Land Management  Tracking Habitat Change

Related words:

Habitat

To read about this term in context:

GreenFacts Summary on Ecosystem Change:

Translation(s):

Español: Modificación del hábitat
Français: Transformation des habitats
Nederlands: Verandering natuurlijke leefomgeving

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