IUCN Categories

Can you name the species listing categories from the World Conservation Union?

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DefinitionCategoryExample Species
'There is no reasonable doubt that the last individual has died.' Dodo
'It is known only to survive in cultivation, in captivity or as a naturalised population (or populations) well outside the past range.'Guam Rail
'It is facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild in the immediate future'Black Rhinoceros
'Facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild in the near future'Snow Leopard
'Facing a high risk of extinction in the wild in the medium-term future'Chiricahua Leopard Frog
'Taxa which do not qualify for Conservation Dependent, but which are close to qualifying'Andean Condor
'It has been evaluated, does not satisfy the criteria for any of the categories'American Alligator
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  • The IUCN uses a 7-level scale to describe how endangered a species of plant or animal is. Can you name those 7 levels?
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Last Updated: May 26, 2017
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