Terra Environment Dictionary — H

Terra Environment Dictionary is a resource of words, terms and phrases related to environmentalism, as defined by society.

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habitat destruction

noun
Also known as habitat loss, the process by which the natural environment of living species are cleared or damaged beyond its ability to to support said species. Habitat destruction (by human activity) is the primary cause of species extinction worldwide.

human

noun
1. A member of the species Homo sapiens.
2. A person or individual, especially as distinguished from other animals.

adjective
3. Humane; characterised by tenderness, compassion, and sympathy for people and animals, especially for the suffering or distressed. Ironically, humans often exhibit the opposite of such a characteristic.

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