IUCN Red List Endangered speciesIUCN Red List refers to a specific category of threatened species, and may include critica...
Rhinoceros, three species of Albatrosses, Crowned Solitary Eagle, Philippine    Eagle, Markhor, Orangutan, Grevys zebra, T...
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Iucn red list endangered species

  1. 1. IUCN Red List Endangered speciesIUCN Red List refers to a specific category of threatened species, and may include critically endangeredspecies. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species uses the term endangered speciesas a specific categoryof imperilment, rather than as a general term. Under the IUCN Categories and Criteria, endangeredspecies is between critically endangered and vulnerable. Also critically endangered species may also becounted as endangered species and fill all the criteriaThe more general term used by the IUCN for species at risk of extinction is threatened species, whichalso includes the less-at-risk category of vulnerable species together with endangered and criticallyendangered. IUCN categories include: Extinct: Philippine Eagle, pictured in Davao City the last remaining member of the species has died, or is presumed beyond reasonable doubt to have died. Examples: Javan Tiger, Thylacine, Dodo, Passenger Pigeon,Caribbean Monk Seal, Dimetrodon, Aurochs, Dusky Seaside Sparrow Extinct in the wild: captive individuals survive, but there is no free-living, natural population. Examples: Alagoas Curassow Critically endangered: faces an extremely high risk of extinction in the immediate future. Examples: Mountain Gorilla, Arakan Forest Turtle, Darwins Fox, Javan Rhino,Brazilian Merganser, Gharial, Vaquita Endangered: faces a very high risk of extinction in the near future. Examples:Dhole, Blue Whale, Bonobo, Ethiopian wolf, Giant Panda, Snow Leopard, African Wild Dog, Tiger, Indian
  2. 2. Rhinoceros, three species of Albatrosses, Crowned Solitary Eagle, Philippine Eagle, Markhor, Orangutan, Grevys zebra, Tasmanian Devil, Vulnerable: faces a high risk of extinction in the medium-term. Examples:Cheetah, Gaur, Lion, Sloth Bear, Manatee, Polar Bear, African Golden Cat,Komodo dragon, Golden hamster Conservation dependent: The following animals are not severely threatened, but must depend on conservation programs. Examples: Spotted Hyena,Blanfords fox, Leopard Shark, Black Caiman, Killer whale Near threatened: may be considered threatened in the near future. Examples: Blue-billed Duck, Solitary Eagle, Small-clawed Otter,Maned Wolf, Tiger Shark, Okapi Least concern: no immediate threat to the survival of the species. Examples: Nootka Cypress, Wood Pigeon, White-tailed Mongoose,House Mouse, Wolverine [3] Conservation status by risk of extinction Extinct Extinct Extinct in the Wild Threatened Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable At lower risk Conservation Dependent Near Threatened Least Concern
  3. 3. See also IUCN Red ListInternational Union for Conservation of Nature v•d•e

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