[ US /ˈseɪɫvə/ ]
  1. a rain forest in a tropical area
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  • Most lowland wet forest parks are too small and isolated to maintain viable populations of large-ranging species; the only one connected to highland forest is La Selva in Costa Rica (just over 1,700 ha), which is too small to protect much of the avifauna and other larger taxa. Isthmian-Pacific moist forests
  • Don Octavio made it back to Guadalajara just fine having done his share to deforst the selva. A Prison of the Mind
  • First runner-up Zainul Ammar Abdul Ghani, of Sekolah Kebangsaan Pedas, surprised himself when he was able to spell "bacteriologist" in a face-off with Juanita Selvaraja of Sekolah Kebangsaan Panchor for the second and third placings. Undefined
  • Some were transients, headed north after spending the winter in the monte and selva of Mexico, Central America and South America.
  • The fine-grained selvage called a chilled margin, formed in a younger rock in contact with an older rock, has already been mentioned.
  • A large rosy oval with a coral fringe and then a reddish speckled border and a thin dusting of coralline, another selvage fading into lotioned whiteness. Peggy Guggenheim Visits Picasso's Bathroom
  • From this point, at 12,000ft, down to 6,000ft is the biozone known as the ceja de selva, the eyebrow of the jungle. news business sport the Daily Telegraph newspaper Sunday Telegraph
  • Many of the most vulnerable segments of the Peruvian population, including indigenous peoples, live in remote places in the Andes or Selva regions.
  • Various types of cloud forests extend from 800 to 3,500 meters, including the montane cloud forests (yungas, ceja de selva, or ceja de la montaña) that cover more than 500,000 km2 in Peru and Bolivia and are among the richest and most diverse forests on Earth. Biological diversity in the Tropical Andes
  • Finally, in December 2008, Smith sent Selvaraj a letter from the CDF saying that, because Selvaraj was not yet incardinated in Trenton, the bishop does not have to allow him to be a priest in his diocese. Accused Catholic Priests Left In Legal Limbo
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