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en·dan·gered species

(ĕn-dān′jərd)
n.
A species present in such small numbers that it is at risk of extinction.

endan′gered spe′cies


n.
a species at risk of extinction because of human activity, changes in climate, changes in predator-prey ratios, etc., esp. when officially designated as such by a governmental or international agency.
[1965–70]

en·dan·gered species

(ĕn-dān′jərd)
A plant or animal species existing in such small numbers that it is in danger of becoming extinct. An organism often becomes endangered because of destruction of its native habitat.

endangered species

Any species of plants and animals in danger of extinction.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.endangered species - a species whose numbers are so small that the species is at risk of extinctionendangered species - a species whose numbers are so small that the species is at risk of extinction
Australian lungfish, Neoceratodus forsteri, Queensland lungfish - an endangered species of lungfish found in rivers in Queensland
species - (biology) taxonomic group whose members can interbreed
Translations
في خَطَر
truet art
veszélyeztetett fajok
ohrozené druhy
yok olma tehlikesi altındaki türler

endanger

(inˈdeindʒə) verb
to put in danger. Drunk drivers endanger the lives of others.
endangered ˈspecies noun
a type of animal or plant that is in danger of becoming extinct.
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According to Michael Soule, widely acknowledged as the father of conservation biology, "There still are some zoos that call any birth of an endangered animal at their zoo `conservation.
Customs officers said many travellers bring endangered animal into Scotland without realising they are breaking the law.
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Dubai Customs has distributed brochures to the public and Global Village visitors listing the most important endangered species, ways to protect them and how the public can contribute to saving species by abstaining from buying endangered animal products such as types of leather, fur and accessories.
The dock sounds the call of an endangered animal at the top of each hour.
Sultan Alwan, executive director for agriculture and animal affairs at the Ministry of Environment and Water, said common endangered animal products, including the shells of endangered marine turtles, are mostly sold as jewellery, combs and sunglasses frames.
Many traffickers don't give reliable information about where the endangered animal came from.
The Russian centre leads the world in breeding the endangered animal - more than 100 bears have been born there.
Panda lovers will adore the generous dollops of cute footage of the animals frolicking, but there's a deeper issue at work here: As Donald Lindburg of San Diego's Center for the Reproduction of Endangered Species notes, if we can't save an endangered animal this beloved, that doesn't bode well for less photogenic creatures.
11/2002, no endangered animal or plant is imported or exported unless accompanied by a valid and authenticated certificate that is examined by the CITES office at any of the entry points," she said.