Threats are defined as factors that can adversely affect the long-term persistence of Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN). Many are anthropogenic but they also may be associated with natural processes. Additionally, human activities may be positive or neutral for some species under certain conditions. Whether activities are positive or negative depends on the length of occurrence (both intra- and inter-annual), period of the year in which a particular activity occurs, location where it occurs, its spatial extent, and its intensity. How severely a negative activity impacts a SGCN is also dependent on the ability of the affected species to respond and adapt to the activity such that survival and reproduction is unaffected.

Here you can find conservation actions for the threats identified in the SWAP.

In the green boxes below you can choose threats and see conservation actions for each threat. You can also see threats per ecoregion, habitat, and species.