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Cecie Starr + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337408332
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An ___ species has population levels so low it is at great risk of extinction in the near future.

  1. a. endemic
  2. b. endangered
  3. c. indicator
  4. d. exotic

Summary Introduction

Introduction: Declination of biodiversity on the world’s ecosystem can be due to the influence of human activities. There are many other causes like loss and alternation of the habitats, introduction of genetically-modified organisms and exotic species, pollution, and climatic changes. Mostly, the threatened species become endangered in the near future due to some environmental causes and human activities.

Explanation

Reason for the correct statement:

The species that face high risk of extinction in the near future are known as endangered species. These species are very likely to become extinct as their population level is too low. Due to some environmental and human activities, these species become endangered.

Option b. is given as “endangered”.

The population of an endangered species is very low and it is at a great risk of extinction in the near future. Option b. is correct.

Reasons for incorrect statements:

Option a. is given as “endemic”. Endemic species are evolved in one place and are present in that habitat...

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