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Biological diversity

Definition(s)

1) The locality in which a plant or animal naturally grows or lives. It can be either the geographical area over which it extends, or the particular location in which a specimen is found. 2) A physical portion of the environment that is inhabited by an organism or population of organisms. A habitat is characterized by a relative uniformity of the physical environment and fairly close interaction of all the biological species involved. In terms of region, a habitat may comprise a desert, a tropical forest, a prairie field, the Arctic Tundra or the Arctic Ocean. (Source: GEMET-WRIGHT / GILP)

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In other languages

French
habitat
Russian
естественная среда
Spanish
hábitat
Arabic
موطن

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with habitat

You can see below a list of multilateral environment agreements. Use the links on the right to view the content tagged with habitat. This includes official treaty texts, decisions, recommendations, and other related informational documents such as publications, annuals, meetings, documents or reports.
Convention on Migratory Species
Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds
World Heritage Convention
The Convention on Wetlands
Barcelona Convention
Specially Protected Areas and Biodiversity Protocol
Cartagena Convention
Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic and North Seas
Agreement on the Conservation of Populations of European Bats
Carpathian Convention
United Nations Environment Assembly