Conservation Status: Not Evaluated

Not Evaluated (NE):

This category is applied to species that have not yet been assessed against the criteria. They are typically less well-known species or haven’t been studied in detail.

The International Union uses the “Not Evaluated (NE)” category for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) for species that have not yet been studied and assessed against the IUCN’s specific criteria for risk of extinction.

This status does not reflect upon the actual conservation status of the species but rather indicates that the species has not yet been brought to the attention of the IUCN or that it has not been prioritized for evaluation due to limited resources. There may be many reasons why a species has not been evaluated, including a lack of scientific knowledge about the species, lack of funding for an assessment, or simply because it is one of the numerous species still awaiting assessment in a large and diverse taxonomic group.

The category of Not Evaluated includes a vast array of species, many of which could be abundant and widespread, while others may be extremely rare or threatened. Until these species have been evaluated, their conservation status remains uncertain.

It’s important to note that the Not Evaluated category underscores the need for further research and assessment to ensure that potentially threatened species do not go unnoticed. Significant work must be done to fully understand global biodiversity’s conservation status, with an estimated 8.7 million species on Earth and only a fraction evaluated.

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