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bioregion

[′bī·ō‚rē·jən]
(ecology)
A region with borders that are naturally defined by topographic systems (such as mountains, rivers, and oceans) and ecological systems (such as deserts, rainforests, and tundras).
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Its habitat includes parts of the Shale Renosterveld and the Granite & Sandstone Fynbos bioregions.
1: The study was conducted in 10 counties, within eight of California's 10 bioregions that contain forests or rangelands.
Let's consider the competitive advantages of bioregions and then consider the bioregion in which I live, as an example.
Over the long term, these individual proposals or bioregions would be linked together, eventually covering the whole continent.
I also thought that "producing less and enjoying it more" would lead inevitably to a discussion about bioregions and carrying capacity .
Support proposals for marine national parks protecting 20-50% of marine bioregions, and the push for enforceable, ecosystem-based regional marine plans and an oceans authority.
Other indicators included the time of day sea snakes fed, their diet, and their distribution across bioregions.
It is timely and useful to think about the idea of parks in light of the increasing attention paid to bioregions, cultural landscapes, greenways, heritage areas and ecological planning and management more generally.
Perhaps it begins in conversion of our relationships with one another, within our families, our neighborhoods, our bioregions.
In regard to larger areas we have regional systems, greater ecosystems, watersheds, bioregions, or landscapes.
The earth rosary can be adapted to other ecologically devastated bioregions, Busch said.