A Picture is Worth... Dude, Where's My Habitat?
Habitat destruction is a process of land use change in which one habitat-type is removed and replaced with another habitat-type. In the process of land-use change, plants and animals which previously used the site are displaced or destroyed, reducing biodiversity. Urban Sprawl is one cause of habitat destruction. Other important causes of habitat destruction include mining, trawling, and agriculture. Habitat destruction is currently ranked as the most important cause of species extinction worldwide. --Habitat Destruction at Wikipedia
::Original at the WVb. See also: ::Palm Oil: A Rainforest in your Shopping, ::Wood Construction vs Deforestation, ::So What Can Be Done To Save Primates?, ::Ten Things Wrong With Sprawl