Why are there so many conservation status classifications?
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The United States government and states within the United States have legislation protecting flora and fauna. There are both federal and state listings. The VAL has curated records of:
The VAL displays all the classifications along with those of the International Union for Conservation of Nature. For more information see Conservation Status related data sets.
Conservation status codes
The ALA applies an icon on a species page if that species has a conservation status under Commonwealth or state legislation, or is on the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List.
See ALA data sets for a list of the codes used in the ALA.
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