n. (context ecology English) Any species of organism that is vulnerable to extinction in the near future
Threatened species are any species (including animals, plants, fungi, etc.) which are vulnerable to endangerment in the near future. Species that are threatened are sometimes characterised by the population dynamics measure of critical depensation, a mathematical measure of biomass related to population growth rate. This quantitative metric is one method of evaluating the degree of endangerment.
Usage examples of "threatened species".
For all the short years of her adolescence and young adulthood, humanity had been a hunted, threatened species, knowing itself to be hopelessly outmatched by an invincible opponent.
Nor even honorary ones, like glavers, or members of any threatened species.
She confessed ignorance of the exotic plants, so two officers explained the names and origins of several that had been transplanted from far valleys, to preserve threatened species.
Zoos are conducting similar breeding programs for many other threatened species, including gorillas and rhinos.
Zoos are conducting similar breeding programs many other threatened species, including gorillas and rhinos.
These could include pets, a hospital or hospice with which you have connections, sanctuaries for injured creatures, threatened species and places.