Critically Endangered


Critically Endangered

Critically Endangered is the highest risk category assigned by the IUCN Red List for wild species. Critically Endangered means that a species' numbers have decreased, or will decrease, by 80% within three generations.[1]

As the IUCN does not consider a species extinct until extensive, targeted surveys have been conducted, species which are possibly extinct are still listed as 'Critically Endangered.' A new ideal category for 'Possibly Extinct' has been suggested by BirdLife International to categorize these taxa.

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Species examples

Examples of critically endangered animals:


Examples of critically endangered plants:

See also

  • Lists of IUCN Red List Critically Endangered species for lists ordered by taxonomic rank
  • Category:IUCN Red List critically endangered species for an alphabetical list
  • The World's 25 Most Endangered Primates

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