a plant or animal species generally perceived as likely, in the near future, to become endangered within all or much of its range: The drainage of this wetland promises to leave us with a number of threatened species.
a plant or animal species that has been categorized by the IUCN Red List as vulnerable, endangered, or critically endangered: In evaluating the conservation status of this threatened species, we must follow closely the population growth rate.
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How to use threatened species in a sentence
Diamondback terrapin turtles are a threatened species in Massachusetts.A rare two-headed turtle is alive and thriving, surprising scientists | Hannah Seo | October 14, 2021 | Popular-Science
Not only did it allow development of a delicate habitat, but hunters could now hunt the threatened species from a helicopter.
She has fought for the preservation of wilderness, threatened species, and human dignity at home and around the world.Terry Tempest Williams Talks About Her New Book, ‘When Women Were Birds’ | Susan Salter Reynolds | May 22, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST