The Alphabet Soup of Conservation
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A lesson that strives to simplify the meanings of often heard, but little-understood,
Conservation Statuses are the "codes" that tell us about the health of species and their habitats based upon the many threats that they face. They give us a glimpse into the stability of the Earth's biodiversity. More than 28,000 species are threatened with extinction, including 70% of primate species. Conservation Status categories help us to understand how and why they are at risk. They also help us to understand that there is hope for most species if we all take action, even in small ways, starting today.