Red List

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The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ is the world's most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of plant and animal species. It uses a set of criteria to evaluate the...
Wild Wheat: Triticum turgidum
Tokyo, Japan, 5 December 2017 (IUCN) – Species of wild rice, wheat and yam are threatened by overly intensive agricultural production and urban...
Three reptile species found only on an Australian island – the Christmas Island Whiptail-skink, the Blue-tailed Skink (Cryptoblepharus egeriae) and the Lister’s Gecko – have gone extinct, according...
The Red List Committee oversees and guides the work of the Species Survival Commission (SSC) on biodiversity assessments. This includes responsibility for The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ and...
The Standards and Petitions Sub-Committee (SPSC) is responsible for ensuring the quality and standards of the IUCN Red List and for ruling on petitions against the listings of species on the IUCN Red...
Ganges River Dolphin at the confluence of the Bhairab-Atai-Rupsha river system in Khulna, Bangladesh.
North-West Power Generation Company Limited (NWPGCL) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have come together to work with IUCN on an environmental...
The proposed 800MW combined-cycle plant is being financed by the ADB to help Bangladesh achieve its goal of providing power to the remaining 20 percent of its population that currently is without...
Workshop Participants
A workshop on the Red List of Ecosystems (RLE) was organized for the first time in Lebanon on January 20th, 2017. The aim of this meeting was to...
Following this workshop, the Nature Conservation Center at the American University of Beirut (AUB-NCC) hosted on January 21th, the National Meeting on the Conservation of Plants and Important...
Giraffe
Cancun, Mexico, 8 December 2016 (IUCN) – Over 700 newly recognised bird species have been assessed for the latest update of The IUCN Red List of...
Today’s IUCN Red List update also includes the first assessments of wild oats, barley, mango and other crop wild relative plants. These species are increasingly critical to food security, as their...
Eastern Gorilla
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, 4 September 2016 (IUCN) – The Eastern Gorilla – the largest living primate – has been listed as Critically Endangered due to...
Today’s IUCN Red List update also reports the decline of the Plains Zebra due to illegal hunting, and the growing extinction threat to Hawaiian plants posed by invasive species. Thirty eight of the...
European Red List of Habitats
For the first time, a total of 490 habitats across 35 countries in Europe have been assessed to determine their risk of collapse. The European Red...
The assessment reveals that over a third of all land habitats are currently under threat, including more than three-quarters of bogs, over half of grasslands, and almost half of Europe's lakes,...
Mesamphiagrion gaudiimontanum
Almost 18% of the freshwater biodiversity endemic to the Tropical Andes region of Bolivia, Perú, Ecuador and Colombia is threatened with extinction...
The main threats are agricultural activities, pollution, dams and water management, mining, and unsustainable use of biological resources, such as fisheries and logging. The basins with higher...
Green Peafowl (Shobuj Moyur) is a former resident of Bangladesh. No sighting of it has been reported since 1930. Conversion of its habitat and hunting were the two main reasons for the decline of its population to zero.
This opinion editorial, published in The Daily Star on 3 March to coincide with World Wildlife Day 2017, is written by Haseeb Md Irfanullah, ...
The IUCN Red List turns 53 this year. Officially known as The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, it is basically a scientific tool that helps to check, if a species - plant or animal, big or small...
Launching of IUCN Red List of Bangladesh 2015
In 2000, IUCN Bangladesh first published the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ Bangladesh. Fifteen years later, the list has been updated...
During the assessment process, 160 assessors in Bangladesh assessed 1,619 species and categorised 390 threatened species: 56 are Critically Endangered (CR), 181 are Endangered (EN), 153 are...

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