Importance of Biodiversity

What does it mean for a species to be functionally extinct?
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  1. Species classified as 'functionally extinct' exist in such small numbers that extinction is unavoidable. The remaining animals will never repopulate the species. In 2006, scientists announced that they couldn't find a single one of China's rare river dolphins (or baiji) during their six-week search and declared the marine mammal functionally extinct.

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