Definition of Terms:
±the wealth of life forms found on Earth. It is the richness,abundance and variability of plant and animal species, communities and theecological processes
±have exceptionally high numbers of endemics orspecies that occur nowhere else.
±species that is found in only one area. Such species areespecially vulnerable to extinction.
±complete disappearance of a species from the Earth. It happens when a species cannot adapt and successfully reproduce under new environmentalconditions or when species evolves into one or more new species.
Threatened (vulnerable) species
±is still abundant in its natural range but because of declining numbers is likely to become endangered in the near future;considered to be facing a high risk of extinction.
±has so few individual survivors that the species couldsoon become extinct over all or most of its natural range; species considered facinga very high risk of extinction.
±a species no longer found in the past 50 years and there is no reasonabledoubt that the last individual has died.