Relating to the
region of the earth just south of the Arctic, especially its plants and animals.
polyps: Tiny, soft-bodied organisms related to sea anemones and
jellyfish. At their base is a hard, protective limestone skeleton called a
calicle, which forms the structure of coral reefs. Reefs begin when a polyp
attaches itself to a rock on the sea floor, then divides, or buds, into
thousands of clones.
A person who
studies the natural relationships between the air, land, water, animals, plants,
restricted to a certain place.eg. Lion-tailed macaque endemic to the Nilgiris.
A person who
studies or is an expert in the branch of zoology concerned with insects.
Conservation: Ex-situconservation is the preservation of components of
biological diversity outside their natural habitats. This involves conservation
of genetic resources using many techniques and facilities.
The natural home or
environment of an animal, plant, or other organism.
A stretch of salt
water separated from the sea by a low sandbank or coral reef.
Oasis: A small area in a desert that has
supply of water and is able to support vegetation. An oasis forms when
groundwater lies close enough to the surface to form a spring or to be reached
A thick subsurface
layer of soil that remains below freezing point throughout the year, occurring
chiefly in Polar Regions.
especially on another’s game reserve, in order to steal animals or to hunt.
Any grass like
plant, typically growing on wet ground and having rhizomes, triangular stems, and minute
flowers. Sedges are found to grow in cold regions,
Exposed to the
possibility of being attacked or harmed or destroyed;