Biodiversity & Conservation

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Vulnerable
1) Open to attack or susceptible to receiving wounds or physical injury (adapted from OED, 1990). 2) IUCN Red List categories - a taxon which is not 'Critically endangered' (q.v.) or 'Endangered' (q.v.) but is facing a high risk of extinction in the wild in the medium term future (International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, 1994) (cf. 'Extinct', 'Critically endangered', 'Endangered').

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