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The world's most endangered ratites

Chart: conservation status of the world's ratites
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The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species evaluates the conservation status of plant and animal species. The list is based on scientific assessment of an organism's status by experts.

Conservation status of the world's ratites

Species comprising the chart above include:

FamilyScientific nameCommon name(s)Red List statusPopulation trend
DROMAIIDAEDromaius aterKing Island EmuEX
DROMAIIDAEDromaius baudinianusKangaroo Island EmuEX
APTERYGIDAEApteryx mantelliNorthern Brown Kiwi, North Island Brown KiwiENdecreasing
APTERYGIDAEApteryx australisSouthern Brown KiwiVUdecreasing
APTERYGIDAEApteryx haastiiGreat Spotted KiwiVUdecreasing
CASUARIIDAECasuarius casuariusSouthern CassowaryVUdecreasing
CASUARIIDAECasuarius unappendiculatusNorthern CassowaryVUdecreasing
APTERYGIDAEApteryx oweniiLittle Spotted KiwiNTstable
CASUARIIDAECasuarius bennettiDwarf CassowaryNTdecreasing
RHEIDAERhea americanaCommon Rhea, Greater Rhea, Lesser RheaNTdecreasing
RHEIDAERhea pennataDarwin's Rhea, Lesser RheaNTdecreasing
DROMAIIDAEDromaius novaehollandiaeEmuLCstable
STRUTHIONIDAEStruthio camelusCommon Ostrich, OstrichLCdecreasing

This table and chart was last updated on August 8, 2012, based on data downloaded from the IUCN Red List site. For a species profile, click on its scientific name.

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