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Vascular plants

 

Higher plants with vascular, i.e., sap-transporting, tissues.

 
Vegetation

 

The different types of plants in an area.

 
Very dense forest

 

Lands with forest cover having a canopy density of 70% or above.

 
Vulnerability

 

An intrinsic feature of people at risk. It is a function of exposure, sensitivity to impacts of the specific unit exposed (such as a watershed, island, household, village, city or country), and the ability or inability to cope or adapt. It is multi-dimensional, multidisciplinary, multisectoral and dynamic. The exposure is to hazards such as drought, conflict or extreme price fluctuations, and also to underlying socio-economic, institutional and environmental conditions.