The Natural World
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noun [countable and uncountable]
the natural environment in which an animal or plant usually lives:
With so many areas of woodland being cut down, a lot of wildlife is losing its natural habitat.
the act of destroying something, or the fact of being destroyed:
Many people are very concerned about the destruction of the rainforests.
Unusually high winds left a trail of destruction over the area.
to support a person, organization, or activity by giving money, encouragement, or other help:
The team is sponsored by JVC, so the players wear the letters JVC on their shirts.
Eva said she was doing a ten-mile walk for charity and asked if I'd sponsor her.
animals or plants that may soon not exist because there are very few now alive
a situation in which something no longer exists:
The extinction of the dinosaurs occurred millions of years ago.
Many species of plants and animals are in danger of/threatened with extinction (= being destroyed so that they no longer exist).
Some people predict the extinction of family life as we know it today.
an animal that is hunted and killed for food by another animal:
A hawk hovered in the air before swooping on its prey.
to care for young animals or children until they are able to care for themselves:
Some women make a deliberate choice to rear a child alone.
He describes how these birds rear their young.
a group of lions
a set of animals or plants in which the members have similar characteristics to each other and can breed with each other:
Mountain gorillas are an endangered species.
Over a hundred species of insect are found in this area.
figurative humorous Women film directors in Hollywood are a rare species.
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