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threatened species

Any species which is likely to become an endangered species within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of its range and which has been designated in the Federal Register by the Secretary of Interior as a threatened species. (Endangered Species Act of 1973) This includes species categorized as rare, very rare, or depleted.
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  • threatened herbs
  • threatened plants
  • threatened birds
  • threatened fish
  • threatened animals
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