- from Conservation
Every plant or animal has a habitat. That’s where it lives.
Your habitat is likely a house or an apartment. Trees, plants, rocks, soil, and water are habitats for other animals. When we cut down trees to make room for people, animals and plants lose their habitats. Building cities, homes, roads, and highways all cause habitat loss. So does cutting down forests to sell the wood or farm the land. Habitat loss is made worse by drought and other effects of climate change. When plants and animals lose their habitats, they may be endangered. We say something is endangered if there are very few of them left. If all of them die, we say it has become extinct.