APES Chapter 18 Vocab Terms
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The death of the last member of a species.
A genetic phenomenon in which individuals with similar genotypes breed with each other and produce offspring with an impaired ability to survive and reproduce.
At serious risk of extinction.
A species that lives in a historical range, typically where it has lived for thousands or millions of years.
Alien (exotic) species
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 maintained by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
Convention on Biological Diversity
A 1992 international treaty formed to help protect biodiversity.
A habitat that occurs where two different communities come together, typically forming an abrupt transition.
Are protected areas consisting of zones that vary in the amount of permissible human impact. (protect biodiversity without excluding all human activity)