Category talk:Endangered species

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Request for update[edit]

hey all, wondering if anyone would be willing to update the Bornean Flat-headed Frog article in regards to the information found at . The article in question says that only two of those frogs have been found, and neither disected, but the page on cnn says that recently some guys have cut open another 8 frogs that they captured in the wild recently. just hoping that someone would update this. thanks, patrick. (talk) 02:33, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

House Sparrow[edit]

Does the House Sparrow really warrant being in the category Endangered Species? You'd be hard pressed to find many species that aren't endangered somewhere in the world in some part of its range. Shouldn't the category endangered species be for ones listed as endangered of extinction as a species, rather than a county/state/country? Sabine's Sunbird 01:31, 12 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Agreed, it isn't. I've removed it from the category. - MPF 23:08, 22 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Endangered humans[edit]

While I enjoy a joke once in a while, I really don't see why a wikipedian should qualify as endangered (check under 'U'). If they really are endangered they should be put in a zoo and offered a proper breeding programme ;) Sauronmaiar 15:22, 9 Mar 2005 (UTC)

ur weird! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Apollo81001 (talkcontribs) 21:15, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

Species by conservation status?[edit]

Does the above category system exist somewhere? I'm trying to figured out why we have Category:Endangered species but not Category:Threatened species, etc. Is this category a catch-all for all statuses? I realize that conservation statuses are subject to debate, and vary by classifying organization, but a more fine-grained approach seems like a good idea. Outriggr 05:29, 24 April 2006 (UTC)


Perhaps the species (animal or plant) could be listed like the lists at CITES - ie appendix 1, appendix 2 and appendix 3. Appendix 1 is an endangered species (about 800 on list). Appendix 2 is a vunerable species that would decline and become endangered if it was not protected (about 29,000 on list). Appendix 3 is a species not endangered world wide, but one country wants to ban the trade in an animal or plant and by agreement it has been added to the appendix 3 list. All the lists are on the CITES website in a very organised way.

What is the definition of endangered on this page as it stands at the present time. Snowman 23:12, 25 April 2006 (UTC)

Additional categories?[edit]

Are there additional categories for endangered species not listed on the IUCN Red list? For example, Schweinitz's sunflower (Helianthus schweinitzii) is a federally listed endangered species by the United States, but is not included on the IUCN list.--Texas Whitt (talk) 03:20, 30 July 2008 (UTC)