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Extinct in the Wild

Diagram of IUCN conservation categories
Diagram of IUCN conservation categories

Extinct in the Wild (EW) is a conservation status assigned by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to species or lower taxa whose only known living members are being kept in captivity or as a naturalized population outside its historic range.

Examples of species that are extinct in the wild are; Wyoming Toad, and Père David's Deer.

Also see:
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Near Threatened
Critically Endangered


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