Schaapmans' Wildlife Spotting
Near Threatened - IUCN conservation statuses
Some species of animals are not thriving as they used to. They may head for the path of extinction in the future, but currently are not threatened yet, like the Martial EagleLink to a page on this site. Yet. Usually the population trends are declining and conservation measures will be neccessary, in a lot of cases due to loss of and fragmentation of natural habitat. With good conservation effort and more awareness the risks for these species can be minimized.

To have an idea what this conservation status and Red List is all about, let's quote the IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesLink to an external page in a new window:

"The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species provides taxonomic, conservation status and distribution information on plants and animals that have been globally evaluated using the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria. This system is designed to determine the relative risk of extinction, and the main purpose of the IUCN Red List is to catalogue and highlight those plants and animals that are facing a higher risk of global extinction (i.e. those listed as Critically Endangered, Endangered and Vulnerable). The IUCN Red List also includes information on plants and animals that are categorized as Extinct or Extinct in the Wild; on taxa that cannot be evaluated because of insufficient information (i.e., are Data Deficient); and on plants and animals that are either close to meeting the threatened thresholds or that would be threatened were it not for an ongoing taxon-specific conservation programme (i.e., are Near Threatened)."

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Follow the link to see all of Schaapmans' 31 photos of Near Threatened speciesLink to an external Flickr photo page in a new window on Flickr.
Please note that there are still 1000s of photos that Schaapmans took that are not yet properly tagged or uploaded, so expect more photos in the future.

Black-tailed Godwit - Meadows near Leiden, The Netherlands_mozaiek.jpg David d'O false Black-tailed Godwit - Meadows near Leiden, The Netherlands_mozaiek.jpg
genus: Limosa - Godwits
genus: Dyscophus - Tomato Frog

More photos? Refresh this page or see all 31 photos of Near Threatened speciesLink to an external Flickr photo page in a new window on Flickr.