The IUCN Red List is the primary source of species data for scientists, students, governments,, and other organizations, but, what the Red list actually represents is over fifty years of conservation action by the dedicated people who make biodiversity conservation a reality. These people have dedicated their lives, often at great personal and financial cost, to protect and conserve species. To celebrate 50 years of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species is to celebrate the HEROES of conservation and it is in this spirit that we ask for your help in nominating the extraordinary individuals who, against odds and currents, make the IUCN Red List a more complete Barometer of Life.
Please consider nominating someone as a Red List Hero by July 15th. Heroes will be selected and their profiles and stories will be featured in the IUCN network, including on IUCN's blog on National Geographic's website.
For more information or to nominate an individual please find the nomination form below
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