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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.

http://www.iucnredlist.org/about/red-list-overview 

 

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. 

http://www.iucnredlist.org/

 

☛ 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

 





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