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|Risk of extinction|
A vulnerable species is a species of animals or plants which are likely to become endangered unless something changes. Something has to be done to remove the things that are harmful to their survival, and their rate of reproduction needs to increase.
- IUCN (2012). "IUCN Red List version 2012.2: Table 2: Changes in numbers of species in the threatened categories (CR, EX, VU) from 1996 to 2012 (IUCN Red List version 2012.2) for the major taxonomic groups on the Red List" (PDF). http://www.iucnredlist.org/documents/summarystatistics/2012_2_RL_Stats_Table_2.pdf. Retrieved 2012-12-31.