Endangered species

An endangered species is a species o organisms that will likely acome extinct. The phrase 'endangered species' colloquially refers tae ony species that fits this description whauras conservation biologists typically with it refer tae species that are designatit Endangered in the IUCN Red List, whaurin "endangered" is the seicont maist severe conservation status for wild populations, follaein Critically Endangered. 3079 ainimals an 2655 plants are Endangered warldwide, compared wi 1998 levels o 1102 an 1197, respectively.[1] The amoont, population trend, an conservation status o each species can be foond in the Leets o organisms bi population.


Mony naitions hae laws that pertect conservation reliant species: for example, forbiddin huntin, restrictin land development, or creatin preserves.


  1. "IUCN Red List version 2012.2: Table 2: Changes in numbers of species in the threatened categories (CR, EN, VU) from 1996 to 2012 (IUCN Red List version 2012.2) for the major taxonomic groups on the Red List" (PDF). IUCN. 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-31.