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Recovery Strategy for the Eastern Sand Darter

Appendix A:Definition of status rankings

G-Rank (global): Rank assigned to an element based on its range-wide conservation status rank (G1 to G5, in decreasing order of priority). Elements ranked G1, G2 or G3 are considered imperilled. G-rank is assigned by NatureServe or the conservation data centre responsible for the element in question.

N-Rank (national): Rank assigned to an element based on its national conservation status rank (N1 to N5, in decreasing order of priority). Elements ranked N1, N2 or N3 are considered imperilled.

S-Rank (subnational): Rank assigned to element based on its provincial or state conservation status rank (S1 to S5, in decreasing order of priority. Elements ranked S1, S2 or S3 are considered imperilled.

Priority ranking value Priority ranking definition
1Severely at risk in the province
2At risk in the province
3Rare or uncommon in the province
4Widely spread, abundant and apparently out of danger in the province, but there are reasons for concern in the long term
5Widely spread, abundant and established stability in the province