A viable species


May 28, 2022

A viable species is a species of organism that is well known and has a rich or stable population. Its endangered classification is “Least Concern” (LC) according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). According to the IUCN, for example, humans, the open pair, the hooded pocket and the great crested newt are viable species. In an endangered assessment published in 2010, a total of 76.8 per cent of Finnish species fell into the category of viable. In the endangered assessment in 2000, 68.2 per cent of vertebrates, 83 per cent of invertebrates, 76.8 per cent of tubular plants, 69.5 per cent of spores and 83.8 per cent of fungi were classified as viable in Finland.


Lahti, Kimmo & Rönkä, Antti: Biology: Environmental Ecology. Helsinki: WSOY learning materials, 2006. ISBN 951-0-29702-X.


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