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The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: Guiding Conservation for 50 Years

In 2015 we continue our campaign to build The IUCN Red List into a more complete Barometer of Life. With your support we can reach our goal of assessing at least 160,000 species by 2020!

In July our focus in on bumblebees! More than 200 of the world’s 250 bumblebee species still need to be assessed for The IUCN Red List in order to help prevent their decline. 

Bumblebees are incredibly important animals. They are vital pollinators of both wild and crop plants. Many economically important plants, such as tomatoes and blueberries, rely on bumblebees to produce fruit. Worryingly, like other bees, many bumblebee species are in decline, largely due to agricultural intensification - leading to habitat loss and increased pesticide use - as well as climate change and introduced pathogens.

Help us assess ALL bumblebees - help us create a buzz!

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