conservation status

[ kon-ser-vey-shuhn stey-tuhs, stat-uhs ]
/ ˌkɒn sərˈveɪ ʃən ˌsteɪ təs, ˌstæt əs /

noun Biology, Ecology.

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?

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Origin of conservation status

First recorded in 1965–70
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