IUCN Red List Publications
Wildlife in a Changing World: An Analysis of the 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Wildlife in a Changing World presents an analysis of the 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Beginning with an explanation of the IUCN Red List as a key conservation tool, it goes on to discuss the state of the worlds species and provides the latest information on the patterns of species facing extinction in some of the most important ecosystems in the world, highlighting the reasons behind their declining status. Areas of focus in the report include: freshwater biodiversity, the status of the worlds marine species, species susceptibility to climate change impacts, the Mediterranean biodiversity hotspot, and broadening the coverage of biodiversity assessments.
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A Global Species Assessment: The 2004 IUCN Red List
The 2004 IUCN Red List contains the global status and supporting information on 38,047 species. The analysis of the information contained in the 2004 IUCN Red List aims to provide insight into the status and trends of the worlds species, with a focus on those at greatest risk of extinction; recent documented extinctions; trends in the status of threatened species; regions of the world where threatened species tend to be found; the threats that are driving species towards extinction; the social and economic context in which extinctions are taking place; and the conservation responses that are available.
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The 2000 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
The 2000 IUCN Red List combines animals and plants into a single list containing assessments of more that 18,000 taxa. A large number of species has been reassessed and there has been a significant increase in the number of species assessments. Documentation on each species has been improved.