Vulnerable Species

Definition - What does Vulnerable Species mean?

A vulnerable species is not yet endangered by extinction, but is a species that may become endangered and unable to live in the wild owing to unfavorable circumstances that threaten its habitat or livelihood. 4728 animal species and 4914 plant species are currently regarded as vulnerable.

Safeopedia explains Vulnerable Species

The maintenance of biodiversity may impact our survival as a species, since little is known regarding the interdependence of species and the environment. There are also potential economic benefits in maintaining wildlife and plant populations. Vulnerable species require active intervention to remove or mitigate the unfavorable circumstances that place them under threat in order to maintain healthy ecosystems and prevent the further extinction of species.

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