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APES Chapter 18
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Threatened species (IUCN)
According to the international union for conservation of nature (IUCN), species that have a high risk of extinction in the future.
Species that are very likely to become threatened in the future.
Least concern species
Species that are widespread and abundant.
Value independent of any benefit to humans.
Worth as an instrument or a tool that can be used to accomplish a goal.
A good that humans can use directly.
Species that live in their historical range, typically where they have lived for thousands or millions of years.
A species living outside its historical range.
A species that spreads rapidly across large areas.
A U.S. act that prohibits interstate shipping of all illegally harvested plants and animals.
Convention on international trade in endangered species of wild fauna and flora (CITES)
A 1973 treaty formed to control the international trade of threatened plants and animals.
A list of worldwide threatened species.
Marine mammal protection act
A 1972 U.S. act to protect declining populations of marine mammals.
A species that is in danger of extinction within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of its range.
Threatened species (U.S.)
According to the U.S. legislation, any species that is likely to become an endangered species within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of its range.
Convention on biological diversity
An international treaty to help protect biodiversity.
Habitat that occurs where two different communities come together, typically forming an abrupt transition, such as where a grassy field meets a forest.
Protected area consisting of zones that vary in the amount of permissible human impact.
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