a modification of an organism or its parts that makes it more fit for existence. An adaptation is passed from generation to generation.
species at the top of the food chain, with no predators of its own. Also called an alpha predator or top predator.
all weather conditions for a given location over a period of time.
person who works to preserve natural habitats.
to work or work correctly.
environment where an organism lives throughout the year or for shorter periods of time.
to hunt, trap, or fish illegally.
system of organization.
area set aside and protected by the government or other organization to maintain wildlife habitat. Also called a nature preserve.