A locality that has escaped drastic alteration following climatic change, in contrast to the region as whole (plural refugia).
Locations and habitats that support populations of organisms that are limited to small fragments of their previous geographic range.
an area in which a population of organisms can survive through a period of unfavorable conditions
An area that has escaped ecological changes occurring elsewhere and so provides a suitable habitat for relict species.
An isolated area where extensive changes, typically due to changing climate or by disturbances such as those caused by humans, have not occurred and where plants and animals typical of a region may survive.