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Ross Ch. 15 Vocab

Ch. 15 Vocabulary

Coral Reef natural formation at or near the water's surface that is made of the skeletons of small sea animals
Poaching illegal hunting of protected animals
Free Enterprise System people can start and run businesses with limited government involvement
Sisal A plant fiber used to make rope and twine
Habitat type of environment in which a particular animal species lives
Eco-tourists people who travel to another country to view its natural wonders
Drought a long period of extreme dryness and water shortages
Plates huge slabs of rock that make up the earths crust
Clans groups of people related to one another
Endangered Species Plant or animal threatened with extinction
Genocide deliberate destruction of a group of people because of their race or culture
Refugee people who flee to another country to escape persecution or disaster
Savanna tropical grassland with few trees
Canopy umbrella like forest covering so thick that sunlight rarely reaches the forest floor
Hydroelectric Power electricity generated by flowing water
Deforestation cutting too many trees too quickly
Created by: Ross1109