What does wildlife mean?

Definitions for wildlife
ˈwaɪldˌlaɪfwildlife

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wildlifenoun

    all living things (except people) that are undomesticated

    "chemicals could kill all the wildlife"

Wiktionary

  1. wildlifenoun

    animals living and plants growing in their natural environment

  2. wildlifenoun

    members of a college fraternity

  3. wildlifenoun

    Wild animals, excluding fish.

  4. wildlifenoun

    Wild animals.

Freebase

  1. Wildlife

    Wildlife traditionally refers to non-domesticated vertebrates, but has come to broadly reference to all wild plants, animals and other organisms . Domesticating wild plant and animal species for human benefit has occurred many times all over the planet, and has a major impact on the environment, both positive and negative. Wildlife can be found in all ecosystems. Deserts, forests, rain forests, plains, grasslands, other areas including the most developed urban sites, all have distinct forms of wildlife. While the term in popular culture usually refers to animals that are untouched by human factors, most scientists agree that wildlife around is affected by human activities. Humans have historically tended to separate civilization from wildlife in a number of ways including the legal, social, and moral sense. Religions have often declared certain animals to be sacred, and in modern times concern for the natural environment has provoked activists to protest the exploitation of wildlife for human benefit or entertainment.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'wildlife' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4436

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'wildlife' in Nouns Frequency: #1849

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wildlife in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wildlife in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of wildlife in a Sentence

  1. Leigh Henry:

    The threat is still the gillnet, but Leigh Henry’re now dealing with a whole new industry, instead of legal shrimp fishers, we’re now dealing with transnational organized crime and people working on the black market. In the last few years, the Mexican government has stepped up its efforts to curtail poaching in the Gulf of California – the body of water that separates the Baja Peninsula from the rest of Mexico – adding in June two small boats, a number of vehicles and 135 sailors to an enforcement force deployed in 2015 under the Upper Gulf of California Integrated Protection Program. The new support joined the 13 ships, five vehicles, a helicopter-carrying ship and a plane already deployed to combat illegal fishing in the region. The U.S., which is seen as the main transshipment country for the totoaba’s bladders, has also joined in the fight against traffickers. Last year, U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized 1,328 pounds of totoaba fish bladders that were in route to Hong Kong. While conservationists agree that the main battle to save the totoaba and vaquita is in Mexican water, they acknowledge that the demand for the bladders in China is the reason for the illegal trade and argued that officials in Beijing and Hong Kong need to crack down on the underground fish trade. ' WORLD'S SADDEST POLAR BEAR' MOVED AFTER OUTPOURING OF OUTRAGE TOWARDS CHINESE MALL The problem, experts argue, is that wildlife trafficking is so pervasive in the world’s most populous nation that authorities are stretched thin and forced to give priority to larger cases.

  2. Karen DeMatteo:

    Everywhere, people are expanding, biologist Karen DeMatteo and Train can try to figure out areas of potential overlap between humans and wildlife. We can identify areas that need more work, areas that are great corridors, or areas that are kind of lost to the cause.

  3. Chad Frost:

    We're bringing state-of-the-art tech to the challenge of tracking wildlife, using modern networking technologies and economical prototyping techniques like 3D printing, this collaboration is creating a new kind of tag that will fundamentally change the scale of science that can come out of tracking wildlife like sea otters.

  4. Steve Galster:

    We know that some zoos and a lot of wildlife operators supply animals into the black market, they breed the animals, have some there to make money from tourists, and sell the extra ones.

  5. Friday Daszak:

    I'm a scientist. And what I do is I look at the evidence around a hypothesis, there is a huge amount of evidence that these viruses repeatedly emerge into people from wild animals in rural areas through things like hunting and eating wildlife. There is zero evidence that this virus came out of a lab in China.

Images & Illustrations of wildlife

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