IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Checklist dataset published by International Union for Conservation of Nature

  • 99,727

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  • 161,595

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IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

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The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species? is widely recognized as the most comprehensive, objective global approach for evaluating the conservation status of plant and animal species. From its small beginning, the IUCN Red List has grown in size and complexity and now plays an increasingly prominent role in guiding conservation activities of governments, NGOs and scientific institutions. The introduction in 1994 of a scientifically rigorous approach to determine risks of extinction that is applicable to all species, has become a world standard. In order to produce the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species?, the IUCN Species Programme working with the IUCN Survival Commission (SSC) and with members of IUCN draws on and mobilizes a network of scientists and partner organizations working in almost every country in the world, who collectively hold what is likely the most complete scientific knowledge base on the biology and conservation status of species.

Administrative contact
Craig Hilton-Taylor
Technical contact
Ackbar Joolia

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International Union for Conservation of Nature

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Jul 18, 2011

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Patrick Porchet