candidate species

candidate species

n.
A plant or animal species classified by a government agency as a candidate for possible listing as endangered or threatened.
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* Artwork must depict threatened/endangered species within the U.S., or a previously listed species that is now considered recovered or a candidate species.
The British Columbia records reported here accentuate the need to include the Brazilian Free-tailed Bat as a candidate species in acoustic surveys throughout the Pacific Northwest.
repens; however, a case of meningoencephalitis caused by nematodes of this candidate species also has been described (9).
Their findings, published last month in eLife, offer a list of potential candidate species.
We used the 'unmarked' package in program R (Fiske and Chandler, 2011; R Development Core Team, 2010) to model single-season occupancy for candidate species. The models were evaluated using Akaike Information Criterion (AIC) to determine the most parsimonious model (MacKenzie et al., 2006).
"So far the Sage Grouse Initiative has invested $750 million in conservation efforts since sage grouse were designated a candidate species in 2010.
Caption: Whitebark pine is a keystone species in the high-elevation regions of the Northern Rockies and Cascades and is a candidate species under the U.S Endangered Species Act.
These therefore supported the need for the introduction of an additional fish species with effort being made to draw potential candidate species from African fauna and to link such action to improved enforcement and stock conservation regimes.
Fewer than 10 populations of the butterfly existed when it was added as a candidate species in 1999.
As of October 24, 2003, there are 312 listed species, 106 candidate species, and over 1,000 species of concern.
By September 2015, the Service will decide if the species must be listed as endangered or threatened, or if the effort is enough to remove the rabbit from the list of candidate species.