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What Does It Mean For a Species To Be At Risk of Extinction?

23.05.24 | Cuca Margoux

by Hannah Ritchie

We need to focus on the most threatened species to protect them from extinction. But what does it mean for a species to be at risk, and how is it measured?

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) reports that tens of thousands of species are threatened with extinction.

But what does it mean for a species to be ‘threatened with extinction’? How do researchers evaluate extinction risk?

learn more: ourworldindata.org