- official confinement of regulated articles for observation and research
or for further inspection, testing or treatment. [FAO bis]
- quarantine pest
- a pest of potential economic importance to the area endangered thereby
and not yet present there, or present but not widely distributed and being
offically controlled. [FAO bis]
- quasi-option value
- the value of the future information made available through the
preservation of a resource. [GBA]
- Quaternary period
- the second and last period of the Cenozoic era extending from 2.5
million years ago to the present.
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