Habitats provide the environment in which animals and plants can thrive. This variety of living things is crucial to our survival providing us with such necessities as foods and medicines. However, human activity is upsetting the natural balance of the environment. Clearing land to grow crops, pollution from industry, and farming damages habitats at a quick pace and threatens the survival of wildlife. This fascinating book uses case studies to explore the causes and effects of the destruction of habitats and their wildlife and the ways in which people can reduce their impact on these homes in nature.