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Conservation status
Bufo periglenes, the Golden Toad, was last recorded on May 15, 1989
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IUCN Red List category abbreviations (version 3.1, 2001)
Comparison of Red list classes above
and NatureServe status below
NatureServe category abbreviations

A vulnerable species is a species of animals or plants which are likely to become endangered unless something changes. Something has to be done to remove the things that are harmful to their survival, and their rate of reproduction needs to increase.

A vulnerable species is one which has been categorised by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. There are now 4728 animals and 4914 plants listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.


Vulnerable species of mammals include:


Vulnerable species of birds include:

  • White-fronted ground dove
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