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VULNERABLE SPECIES

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French Equivalent: Espèces vulnérables

Definition:
Vulnerable species are taxa of various types, including:

(a) taxa believed likely to move into the “endangered” category in the near future if the relevant causal factors continue to operate. These factors may include overexploitation, extensive destruction of habitat and other environmental disturbances,

(b) taxa with populations that have been seriously depleted and whose ultimate security has not yet been assured, and

(c) taxa with populations that are still abundant but are under threat from severe adverse factors throughout their range.

Source Publication:
Glossary of Environment Statistics, Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 67, United Nations, New York, 1997.

Statistical Theme: Environmental statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Monday, March 17, 2003