- from Conservation
Habitat is where a creature lives.
Your habitat is probably a house or an apartment. Trees, plants, rocks, soil, and water are habitats for many animals. Habitat loss may result when trees and other plants in an area are cleared away so cities, homes, roads, and highways can be built. Clear-cutting forests to sell the lumber or farm the land also destroys habitats. Drought and other effects of climate change add to the plight of animals. When plants and animals lose their habitats, they may become endangered or extinct. A plant or animal is said to be endangered if it is statistically shown to be close to becoming extinct (dying out entirely).