Near-threatened species

IUCN conservation category

A near-threatened species is a conservation status given to species or lower taxa that may be threatened with extinction in the near future. However, it does not mean that the species is threatened.[1]

Conservation status
Bufo periglenes, the Golden Toad, was last recorded on May 15, 1989
Lower Risk

Other categories

Related topics

IUCN Red List category abbreviations (version 3.1, 2001)
Comparison of Red list classes above
and NatureServe status below
NatureServe category abbreviations
Diagram of Near Threatened in relation to other IUCN categories.

The Near Threatened taxa usually includes the Vulnerable species.


Here is a list of nearly threatened mammals. They are:


Here is a list of nearly threatened birds. They are:


  1. "Guidelines for Using the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria, PDF" (PDF). IUCN Standards and Petitions Subcommittee. May 2010. p. 8. Retrieved 2012-08-10. Cite has empty unknown parameter: |coauthors= (help)

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