Endangered species

Species classified by an objective process (e.g., national "Red Book") as being in The World Conservation Union (IUCN) categories "critically endangered" and "endangered". A species is considered to be critically endanged when it is facing an extremely high rish of extinction in the wild in the immediate future. It is considered "endangered" when it is not critically endangered but is still facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild in the near future. [fn]Source:(EFI 2002) from European Forest Institute, Internal Report No. 6, 2002 "Compliation of Forestry Terms and Definitions" by Schuck, Paivinen, Hytonen, and Pajari.[/fn]