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endangered species
Subject Category
P Natural Resources, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Definition
A species as defined in the Endangered Species Act, that is in danger of extinction through a significant portion of its range. A species classified as threatened is likely to become an endangered species.
Definition Source
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Fish Glossary
RDF/XML Format:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/17424.rdf
Persistent URI:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/17424
Used For
endangered animals
endangered birds
endangered fish
endangered herbs
endangered plants
Broader Term
threatened species
Related Term
biological assessment
conservation banking
conservation credits
endangered ecosystems
Endangered Species Act of 1973
extinct species
fish and wildlife law
genetic rescue
nestedness
scientific expeditions
vulnerable species
Spanish
especies en peligro de extinción
Term Number
17424