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Near Threatened

Diagram of IUCN conservation categories
Diagram of IUCN conservation categories

Near Threatened (NT) is a conservation status assigned by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to species or lower taxa that maybe considered threatened with extinction in the near future, although it doesn't currently qualify for the threatened status. The IUCN note the importance of re-evaluating near threatened taxa often or at appropriate intervals.

Examples of near threatened species are: Gentoo Penguin, Mountain Lion, European Otter, White Rhinoceros and the Koala.

Also see:
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered
Extinct in the Wild


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