threatened species
A species that is likely to become an endangered species in the foreseeable future. The Endangered Species Act of 1973 defines this term for purposes of federal law.
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  • Threatened species — are any species (including animals, plants, fungi, etc.) which are vulnerable to extinction in the near future. World Conservation Union (IUCN) is the foremost authority on threatened species, and treats threatened species not as a single… …   Wikipedia

  • threatened species — n. a species of animal or plant that is rare and may become an endangered species in the near future …   English World dictionary

  • threatened species — /ˈθrɛtənd spisiz/ (say thretuhnd speeseez) noun a species that is considered to be at risk of extinction in its natural habitat in the immediate to medium term future, often placed into one of three sub categories depending on the level of risk:… …   Australian English dictionary

  • threatened species — nykstanti rūšis statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Rūšis, kuriai dėl aplinkos veiksnių gresia išnykimo pavojus. Jei aplinkos sąlygos nepagerėja, rūšis išnyksta. atitikmenys: angl. endangered species; extinct species; threatened …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • threatened species — a species likely, in the near future, to become an endangered species within all or much of its range. [1965 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • threatened species — a species likely, in the near future, to become an endangered species within all or much of its range. [1965 70] …   Useful english dictionary

  • threatened species — noun Any species of organism that is vulnerable to extinction in the near future …   Wiktionary

  • Threatened Species Protection Act 1995 — The Threatened Species Protection Act 1995, is an act of the Parliament of Tasmania that provides the statute relating to conservation of flora and fauna. Its long title is An Act to provide for the protection and management of threatened native… …   Wikipedia

  • Species translocation — is an effective management strategy and important topic in conservation biology. Translocation is the movement of a species, by people, from one area to another. This management tool decreases the risk of extinction by increasing the range of a… …   Wikipedia

  • Species at Risk Act — The Species at Risk Act (SARA) is a piece of Canadian federal legislation which became law in Canada on December 12, 2002. It is designed to meet one of Canada s key commitments under the International Convention on Biological Diversity. The goal …   Wikipedia

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