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A species that is in danger of extinction if existing pressures on it (such as over‐harvesting or habitat change) continue, and which is therefore likely to disappear if it is not offered adequate protection. A threatened category defined by the IUCNRed Data Book. Contrast extinct, extirpatation, threatened, vulnerable species.

Subjects: Environmental Science.


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