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conservation dependent

[ kon-ser-vey-shuhn di-pen-duhnt ]
/ ˌkɒn sərˈveɪ ʃən dɪˌpɛn dənt /
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adjective Biology, Ecology.
(of a plant or animal species) dependent on dedicated conservation practices to prevent its becoming threatened with extinction, as categorized by the IUCN Red List: Because this cricket is conservation dependent, we are concerned about its natural habitat in the San Francisco Bay area.Abbreviation: CD
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Origin of conservation dependent

First recorded in 1990–95
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