conservation status

[ kon-ser-vey-shuhn stey-tuhs, stat-uhs ]

nounBiology, Ecology.
  1. the designation of a plant or animal species’ likelihood of becoming extinct or having already become extinct: the most consulted global ranking system for conservation status is the IUCN Red List: Has the conservation status of the narwhal changed over the past five years?

Origin of conservation status

First recorded in 1965–70

Words Nearby conservation status Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024