Habitat Destruction

Main Types of Habitat Loss

The three main types of habitat loss are habitat destruction, habitat degradation and habitat fragmentation. As the late Steve Irwin put it, “I believe our biggest issue is the same biggest issue that the whole world is facing, and that’s habitat destruction.” This article discusses these three key components of habitat destruction.

Habitat Loss

Habitat loss—due to destruction, fragmentation, or degradation of habitat—is the primary threat to the survival of wildlife in the United States. When an ecosystem has been dramatically changed by human activities—such as agriculture, oil and gas exploration, commercial development, or water diversion—it may no longer be able to provide the food, water, cover, and places to raise young that wildlife need to survive. An article from the National Wildlife Federation.

The Global Impacts of Habitat Destruction

Habitat destruction is one of the biggest threats facing plants and animal species throughout the world. The loss of habitat has far-reaching impacts on the planet’s ability to sustain life, but even with the challenges, there is hope for the future. An article from National Geographic.