Refugium



noun, plural refugia
[ri-fyoo-jee-uh] /rɪˈfyu dʒi ə/ (Show IPA)
1.
an area where special environmental circumstances have enabled a species or a community of species to survive after extinction in surrounding areas.
noun (pl) -gia (-dʒɪə)
1.
a geographical region that has remained unaltered by a climatic change affecting surrounding regions and that therefore forms a haven for relict fauna and flora

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