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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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The couple opened the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre as a nonprofit organization to the public in 1990.
You hear a lot of bad news about what happens to wildlife, and species are added to the endangered species list all the time," says John Kostyack of the National Wildlife Federation in Washington, D.
In this volume, the essays are organized under four main topics: the path to extinction, with articles on whether humans are primarily responsible and whether species can recover; the impact of the Endangered Species Act, with articles both pro and con, some treating the scientific battle over the Klamath River; problems with endangered species conservation, such as whether parasitic species should be saved; and the fight to save endangered species, such as spectacled bears in Peru, ocelots in south Texas, and the return of the California condor.
Created in 1973, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is an agreement between world governments to prevent the trade of endangered wildlife.
SANTA CLARITA - The House passed legislation Thursday to overhaul the Endangered Species Act by greatly expanding private property rights, a move that has left local conservationists reeling while developers applaud what they view as needed reform of one of the nation's toughest environmental laws.

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