Conservation-dependent species

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CD stands for conservation dependent. "Vulnerable," "endangered," "critically endangered," and "extinct in the wild" are to its left.

A conservation-dependent species is any plant, animal, or other living thing that would become endangered or die out if human beings did not help it. It is a conservation status. The IUCN Red List is one group that decides which species are conservation dependent and which are not.[1]

Some conservation-dependent species live in zoos or aquariums. Others live in places that park rangers and other people protect from illegal hunters.[2][3] So some conservation-dependent species are extinct in the wild and others are not.

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  1. conservation dependent. Retrieved October 26, 2020.
  2. Dalia A. Conde; Fernando Colchero; Markus Gusset; Paul Pearce-Kelly; Onnie Byers; Nate Flesness; Robert K. Browne; Owen R. Jones (December 11, 2013). "Zoos through the Lens of the IUCN Red List: A Global Metapopulation Approach to Support Conservation Breeding Programs". PLOS ONE. 8 (12): e80311. Bibcode:2013PLoSO...880311C. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0080311. PMC 3859473. PMID 24348999.
  3. Ritada Silvaa; Paul Pearce-Kelly; Brian Zimmerman; Meredith Knotte; Wendy Foden; Dalia A.Conde (April 2019). "Assessing the conservation potential of fish and corals in aquariums globally". Journal for Nature Conservation. 48: 1–11. doi:10.1016/j.jnc.2018.12.001. S2CID 92485585. Retrieved October 26, 2020.