As you may know, IUCN is celebrating the 50th anniversary of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The IUCN Red List has evolved over fifty years to become the global authority on the conservation status of wild species. Far more than just a list of species and their status, it is a powerful tool that drives action for nature conservation.
We are extremely proud of the work we have done so far, but there is much more to be done. Our goal is to assess at least 160,000 species by 2020 — more than double the current total. This will provide a more complete “Barometer of Life” to enable wiser decision-making and action on the ground.
Today we launch Red List 50, a campaign to celebrate our 50th anniversary and to ask for your help to continue our work.
The world’s species are counting on you.
Thank you for all that you do for nature,
Director General, IUCN
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