Endangered species

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Terms & Synonyms

Endangered species

Official WHO Definition

Other Definitions

Animals, birds, fish, plants, or other living organisms threatened with extinction by man-made or natural changes in their environment. International requirements for addressing endangered species in trade are found in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. Most countries have national legislation to deal with endangered species.


Interpretations and Explanations


species WHO-Lexicon page (translations and examples)

See also

Endangered species

External Resources



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