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carrying capacity
(english) The maximum number of people, or individuals of a particular species, that a given part of the environment can maintain indefinitely, also: the biomass of a population or the number and type of species that a given environment can sustain. May refer to level of use, at a given level of management, at which a natural or man-made resource can sustain itself over long period of time. (See also: population, ecosystem, habitat)
capacité limite
(french) Le nombre maximal des gens, ou individus d'une espèce particulière, qu'une partie donné de l'environnement peut maintenir indéfiniment. (See also: population, ecosystem, habitat)
capacidade de carga
(portuguese) O número máximo de pessoas ou indivíduos duma espécie que pode ser mantido indefinidamente pelo Meio. (See also: population, ecosystem, habitat)

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