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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.
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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]
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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.
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endangered species

Any species of plants and animals in danger of extinction.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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
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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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LAHORE -- The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday granted a commission, working to save black bucks, two months to submit its report about the state of the endangered animal in Punjab.
I decided to help save them, and that's when I began making my endangered animal art.
THIS refers to the endangered animal species whose number is being reduced by illegal hunting.
The Prey Lang Forest houses at least 27 endangered animal and 20 endangered plant species but suffers badly from illegal logging.
Nepal wrapped up a census of the endangered animal early this year, but the results have not been released.
Plenty of picturebooks cover endangered animal science, but Disappearing Acts by Isabella Bunnell (9781908714305, $16.95) uses a search-and-find format to present a visual display of endangered animals, organized by environment.
Manul cat is a night predator, which lives a secretive life and is considered as endangered animal in Kyrgyzstan.
Explain to students that they will be working with a partner to research an endangered animal species.
Locals in northern Sumatra's Hatorangan village disemboweled the tiger and put the endangered animal on display by hanging it from a ceiling, strapped to a wooden plank, and dozens of villagers crowded around to see it.
RHINOCEROUS horns, elephant tusks and hippopotamus teeth worth up to PS2m were discovered by specially trained search dogs when police raided the home of a wouldbe trader in endangered animal parts.
Fish & Wildlife Service already enforces a ban on the importation of ivory, rhino horns and other endangered animal parts, and 180 nations have supported a global ban by signing the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.
-- Whenever an endangered animal dies at the San Diego Zoo, researchers race out, regardless of the hour, to remove its sperm or eggs, maybe a bit of ear or eyeball, and carefully freeze the cells in liquid nitrogen.