the world’s largest mangroves forest, which is a habitat of the Bengal tiger

Leafka

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Hi,

I'm writing about a project that might negatively affect the environment:


The project, currently in the early phase of construction, has been criticised by environmental groups over potential impacts on the world’s largest mangroves forest, which is a habitat of the Bengal tiger, the freshwater dolphin, and many other protected species.

Does the part in bold sound natural - a forest is a habitat of some species?
 
  • Hi,

    I'm writing about a project that might negatively affect the environment:


    The project, currently in the early phase of construction, has been criticised by environmental groups over potential impacts on the world’s largest mangroves forest, which is a habitat of the Bengal tiger, the freshwater dolphin, and many other protected species.

    Does the part in bold sound natural - a forest is a habitat of some species?
    Almost, but I'd use "the" in its categorical sense as we did for the animals, if I were speaking generally:

    "The forest is the natural habitat of the _____"

    "The desert is the natural habitat of the scorpion."

    However, seeing The Newt's #2 post has made me think that that's not the intended meaning, and his "provides habitat" certainly works in this particular case.
     
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