Least-concern species

A least-concern species is a species that has been categorized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as evaluated as not being a focus of species conservation because the specific species is still plentiful in the wild. They do not qualify as threatened, near threatened, or (before 2001) conservation dependent.

The moose (Alces alces) is an example of a least concern species

Conservation status
The capybara is a species of least concern
Extinct
Threatened
Lower Risk

Other categories

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Comparison of Red list classes above
and NatureServe status below

Species cannot be assigned the "Least Concern" category unless they have had their population status evaluated. That is, adequate information is needed to make a direct, or indirect, assessment of its risk of extinction based on its distribution or population status.


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