Difference between endangered and extirpated

QuestionsCategory: Difference BetweenDifference between endangered and extirpated
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Endangered Extirpated
Definition A species that is at risk of becoming extinct in the near future A species that is no longer found in its natural range, but still exists elsewhere
Population The species has a small and declining population The species may have a healthy population in other areas, but is no longer present in its native range
Threats The species is threatened by habitat loss, hunting, disease, or other factors The species may have been extirpated due to habitat loss, hunting, disease, or other factors
Conservation Conservation efforts are focused on preventing the species from becoming extinct Conservation efforts may focus on reintroducing the species to its native range or protecting its remaining populations
Examples Giant Panda, Snow Leopard, African Elephant Gray Wolf in California, Eastern Cougar, Caribbean Monk Seal