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The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

© International Union for the Conservation of Nature

The United Union for the Conservation of Nature has evolved to provide today's most comprehensive global index of the state of change in the planet's biodiversity.  It serves to evaluate the conservation status of plants and animals, and works with a network of scientists and organizations around the world to provide a resource which is now guiding the conservation activites of governments and scientific institutions.

Below is the link for a general overview of the Red List, so you may gain a better understanding of how and why species are added to it. 


On the IUCN Red List homepage, you can search the database by typing in a specific plant of animal, or refer to the classified levels of threat (e.g. vulnerable, critically endangered, etc.) to learn which species are most or least at risk of extinction.


☛ Here is an easy tool for accessing all the features of the Red List.

Click on this link for a PDF guide to navigating the IUCN Red List website


Did you know?

Long line fishing is a method by which a main line is set out with multiple baited "branches" or "snoods". This commercial fishing technique is prone to cause the 'incidental' deaths of sea birds, turtles, and sharks.

Releasing one line near the surface or on the sea bed with hundreds of baited hooks is used worldwide to target Swordfish, Tuna, Halibut, and Sablefish.

Fisheries in some areas are using thousands of hand baited hooks to draw in maximum catches. In the North-Pacific some fishing fleets are known to use 2,500 hooks on a single line extending many miles!!

As multiple sea animals are attracted to the bait on long lines, they become entangled in the line to often drown. Long line fishing is responsible for multiple ocean species becoming endangered due to the excessive by-catch ratio of this fishing method.

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