Definitions

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  • v. To move further down a list (especially in terms of endangered animals that are no longer at such risk).

Etymologies

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down +‎ list

Examples

  • However Zimbabwe, Namibia, and Botswana now want to "downlist" the African elephant - reducing its status from most endangered to threatened

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Species to "downlist" elephants from Appendix I to Appendix II, allowing regulated trade.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The committee approved South Africa's proposal to "downlist" the white rhinoceros from CITES Appendix I, where international trade is banned, to Appendix II, where limited trade is allowed.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • It would be a tragedy for elephants and a travesty of conservation principles for CITES to approve Tanzania and Zambia's applications to downlist protections for elephants.

    Anna Brones: UN Ban on Ivory Threatened: Take Action to Protect Endangered Elephants

  • The determination to delist, downlist, or uplist a species must be made “solely on the basis of the best scientific and commercial data available” and “without reference to possible economic or other impacts.”

    Endangered Species Act, United States

  • Many, many people wrote to say they'd send a letter and an empty envelope, and others passed the message along to their downlist.

    Shoot Out At the Last Chance Corral

  • South Africa has said it will ask CITES to downlist its elephant population from an appendix I to appendix II protected species to allow limited trade in ivory.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • South Africa sought to ask the CITES meeting in Nairobi to downlist its elephant population from an appendix I to appendix II protected species to allow limited trade, he said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • One of the most contentious issues that the conference will decide on is a proposal from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia to downlist the African elephant on the Cites endangered species list to allow limited trade in ivory and elephant hides.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The decision to downlist South Africa's elephant population from an

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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