What is fauna?

  • (noun): All the animal life in a particular region.
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Fauna

Fauna is all of the animal life of any particular region or time. The corresponding term for plants is flora. Flora, fauna and other forms of life such as fungi are collectively referred to as biota.

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Fauna, Bloemfontein
... Fauna is a suburb of the city of Bloemfontein in South Africa. ...
Agroforestry - Applications - Fauna-based Systems
... There are situations where trees benefit fauna ... There are similar systems for other types of fauna ...
Chilika Lake - Flora and Fauna
... in preserving the genetic diversity because of the multiplicity of its habitat, flora and fauna ... and 1988 and identified 800 species of fauna, including many rare, endangered, threatened and vulnerable species, but excluding terrestrial insects ...

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    The whole fauna of human fantasies, their marine vegetation, drifts and luxuriates in the dimly lit zones of human activity, as though plaiting thick tresses of darkness. Here, too, appear the lighthouses of the mind, with their outward resemblance to less pure symbols. The gateway to mystery swings open at the touch of human weakness and we have entered the realms of darkness. One false step, one slurred syllable together reveal a man’s thoughts.
    Louis Aragon (1897–1982)