Minimum viable population
The minimum viable population is the minimum size of a population giving it a 90% chance of surviving the next 100 years. The smaller the population, the more sensitive and therefore vulnerable it is to environmental changes.
The likelihood of a species surviving falls when forces of extinction increase (molecular clock, destruction of habitat, hunting, etc.). As a result, the minimum viable population of a species increases as these forces increase © Grégoire Macqueron/Futura-Sciences
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