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  Florida Museum of Natural History Ichthyology Department   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Red list rationale:This is a common bottom-dwelling shark at depths of between 10 to 80 m in western South Atlantic coastal waters from Southern Brazil to Northern Argentina.
Red list rationale:The spinner shark is cosmopolitan in near and offshore warm-temperate, subtropical and tropical continental and insular shelf waters.
Red list rationale:Although very wide-ranging and common, this species is subject to human-induced problems because of capture in intensive inshore fisheries in most places where it occurs, its attractiveness for the marine aquarium fish trade (small size and brilliant colour pattern), and, especially, by widespread destruction of its reef habitat.
www.flmnh.ufl.edu /fish/organizations/ssg/redlist.htm   (7803 words)

 2004 IUCN Red List - Categories and Criteria
The revised Categories and Criteria (IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria version 3.1) were adopted by IUCN Council in February 2000 and all new assessments and reassessments of taxa on the IUCN Red List must follow this revised system.
In the interim, the current Red List includes assessments using both the 1994 Red List Categories and Criteria and the 2001 Categories and Criteria.
Guidelines on how to use the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria have been developed and an English pdf version of these can be downloaded from: http://www.iucn.org/themes/ssc/red-lists.htm.
www.redlist.org /info/categories_criteria.html   (329 words)

 Project Seahorse | IUCN
The overall aim of the Red List is to convey the urgency and scale of conservation problems to the public and policy makers, and to motivate the global community to try to reduce species extinctions.
The majority of seahorse species were listed for the first time on the IUCN Red List in 1996 as part of a pioneering effort to assess marine fishes and bring to light the lack of conservation work being done on their behalf.
Most seahorses are listed as Vulnerable due to a population decline of at least 20% in 10 years or three generations projected or suspected in the future based on a decline in area of occupancy, extent of occurrence and/or quality of habitat AND actual or potential levels of exploitation declines and habitat destruction.
seahorse.fisheries.ubc.ca /iucn.html   (608 words)

 IUCN Red list
The present system, the IUCN Red List Categories, 1994, has been revised and tested over a four year period to be more objective, numerate, and consistent for all groups.
They are IUCN Red List Categories -- Definitions CR - Critically endangered -- a taxon is Critically endangered when it is facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild in the immediate future as defined by the criteria.
IUCN Red List Criteria -- these are the criteria by which a category is derived.
ces.iisc.ernet.in /hpg/envis/doc98html/biodred76.html   (1033 words)

 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species reveals 15,589 species at risk of extinction
Much of the increase in the number of threatened species appearing on this year's Red List is due to the inclusion, for the first time, of complete assessments of all the world's amphibians, thanks to the Global Amphibian Assessment completed in September.
Red List Indices are currently available for birds and amphibians, and show that their status has declined steadily since the 1980s.
The GSA and Red List are produced by a consortium of the IUCN—The World Conservation Union and its Species Survival Commission; Conservation International and its Center for Applied Biodiversity Science; BirdLife International, and NatureServe.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/2004-11/ci-2ir111104.php   (1137 words)

 2004 IUCN Red List - Frequently Asked Questions
While the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species is designed to combine both animal and plant assessments in one list, including all species assessed for the World List of Threatened Trees, many of the plant taxa previously assessed for the 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants are not included on this Red List.
In such cases, the Red List assessments are not directly comparable because although the taxon may have the same name, the circumscription of the taxon may be different.
The Red List is being developed to identify reasons for change in status for all species on the list, and at some time in the future it should be possible to highlight genuine changes only.
www.iucnredlist.org /info/faq.html   (3070 words)

 Applying the IUCN Red Data Book Categories to Plants
IUCN’s Species Survival Commission (SSC) designed the IUCN Red List categories and criteria to be used for all species of plants and animals but not for micro-organisms.
The IUCN Red List categories (and by implication the criteria) are embedded in the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
Using the Red List assessments and the supporting documentation, SSC is developing a set of indicators that can be used to monitor what is happening to bioiversity in general.
www.plant-talk.org /stories/26craig.html   (3272 words)

 IUCN Publishes Red List '96   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Compiled by IUCN specialists, it is in essence an enumeration of the known animal species at risk of becoming extinct.
The list is drawn up by the Species Survival Commission, a commission of the IUCN, which evaluates a large variety of species around the world.
Some of the goals of the Red List are to provide scientifically-based information, create awareness of the growing problem of endangered species, influence leaders and decision-makers and provide information on how to help conserve biodiversity.
www.tgmag.ca /iucn/redlist.html   (205 words)

 IUCN Red List
To view the IUCN Red List tables for the countries in the West Africa Upper Guinea Forest Region, simply drag over the country you would like to view and choose Plantae or Animalia.
This system is designed to determine the relative risk of extinction, and the main purpose of the IUCN Red List is to catalogue and highlight those taxa that are facing a higher risk of global extinction (i.e.
The IUCN Red List also includes information on taxa that are categorized as Extinct or Extinct in the Wild; on taxa that cannot be evaluated because of insufficient information (i.e.
www.biodiversityscience.org /priority_outcomes/west_africa/rl.html   (172 words)

 Species Survival Plan Program (IUCN/SSC) - Red List of Threatened Species
IUCN - The World Conservation Union, through its Species Survival Commission (SSC) has for four decades been assessing the conservation status of species, subspecies, varieties and even selected subpopulations on a global scale in order to highlight species threatened with extinction, and therefore promote their conservation.
The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species is the world's most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of plant and animal species.
IUCN Red List provides taxonomic, conservation status and distribution information on taxa that have been evaluated using the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria.
www.tigerhomes.org /animal/curriculums/species-survival-pc.cfm   (579 words)

 World Conservation Union Launches 2000 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The IUCN 2000 Red List is founded on the scientific data contributed by over 6000 voluntary members of the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC), chaired by David Brackett of Canada.
The IUCN Red List is updated periodically and is recognized as the most authoritative guide to the status of global biological diversity.
The criteria used by the IUCN to evaluate the extinction risk of thousands of species and sub-species are relevant to all species and all regions of the world.
www.ec.gc.ca /press/000928_n_e.htm   (436 words)

 The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™
The Felidae Red List was put together by Cat Action Treasury Director Kristin Nowell, who manages the Red List assessment process for the IUCN/SSC Cat Specialist Group.
Although today we are operating in a very different political, economic, social and ecological world from that when the first IUCN Red Data Book was produced, the SSC remains firmly committed to providing the world with the most objective, scientifically-based information on the current status of globally threatened biodiversity.
The taxa assessed for the IUCN Red List are the bearers of genetic diversity and the building blocks of ecosystems, and information on their conservation status and distribution provides the foundation for making informed decisions about preserving biodiversity at local to global levels.
www.felidae.org /REDLIST/Redlist.htm   (565 words)

 IUCN Regional Office for Southern Africa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In 1994, IUCN -The World Conservation Union adopted new quantitative criteria for the classification of threatened animals and plants in the IUCN Red Lists.
The IUCN Red Data List Criteria have inspired several national and regional authorities to develop a similar listing system for their areas.
IUCN has supported and encouraged regional listings as such lists are often linked to actions at national levels and also provide the global listing and action processes with valuable information.
www.iucnrosa.org.zw /news/red_list.html   (304 words)

 Recherche scientifique MNHN
Red List of the vascular plants of Luxembourg
Abstract: The Red List of the vascular plants of Luxembourg applies for the first time the revised IUCN Red List categories (IUCN 2001) at a national level.
La Liste Rouge des plantes vasculaires du Luxembourg est une première application des nouvelles catégories de Liste Rouge IUCN (IUCN 2001) à un niveau national.
www.mnhn.lu /recherche/redbook/vascplants/default.htm   (284 words)

 Red List
The IUCN is perhaps best known for its "Red List" -- a barometer used by conservationists and scientists to classify animals threatened with extinction.
The organization, whose annual list of endangered species is commonly known as the "Red List," found that one in eight birds, almost half of turtles and...
The World Conservation Congress opens with the release of the annual red list of threatened species which is expected to paint a gloomy picture of the state of...
conservation.mongabay.com /Red_List.htm   (2069 words)

 BGCI - News - IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
The Red List highlights the extremely damaging effects of invasive alien species on populations of native plants on small islands.Hundreds of plant assessments from
Of the 125 endemic (found nowhere else) Hawaiian plant species added to the Red List this year, 85 are threatened and the number is set to increase.
The Red List is making progress in increasing its number of plant assessments.All known cycads (the oldest seed plants on earth) have been assessed and are now known to be amongst the most threatened plants in the world.There is also complete coverage of the conifers, including a new species, Xanthocyparis vietnamensis, discovered in
www.bgci.org.uk /news/sscnewlist2003.html   (273 words)

 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals
inclusion of Apodemia mormo under Nymphalidae) were corrected and the "families" (which were very subjectively applied, for example, the "Acreidae" were listed, but not the "Heliconiidae") were combined to the more conservative taxonomy used in the book.
All of the listed butterflies combined total only 2.06 - 2.32% of all butterflies.
A surprising majority of these 400 species are listed as NE (not evaluated).
www.aworldforbutterflies.com /IUCNRedList.htm   (134 words)

 The Bulletin 6/3: Bookshelf   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Red List's goal is to encourage decisionmakers to consider conservation of the biological diversity.
The 1996 IUCN Red List is the first-ever complete assessment of endangered mammal and birds, and the most comprehensive inventory yet of threatened species and subspecies on a global scale.
While the list is intended, as Rabb says, to be an "as objective and scientific as possible assessment" of the current status of animals, its "logical follow-up is to investigate the causes" and develop strategies to overcome them, argues Mace.
www.rec.org /REC/Bulletin/Bull63/bookshelf.html   (593 words)

 RAMAS Red List
IUCN threatened species criteria (IUCN 2001), which are rules for assigning species into categories representing different level of threat.
The IUCN rules are based on information about such characteristics as number and distribution of individuals, fluctuations and decline in abundance and distribution, and risk of extinction.
RAMAS Red List implements the rules as used by the IUCN, and also allows explicitly incorporating uncertainties in the input data.
www.ramas.com /redlist.htm   (873 words)

 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Dozens of "Red Books" are compiled by state, regional, national, and continental authorities listing threatened or endangered plants or animals of various geographical or political of the world.
A full 29 percent of plant species in the United States are listed in the 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants.
Although the list is the most comprehensive ever compiled, it may only represent the tip of the iceberg.
www.herbalgram.org /iherb/herbalgram/articleview.asp?a=765&p=Y   (1014 words)

 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This is one of the stark messages to emerge from the 2003 update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, the world's most authoritative inventory of the conservation status of plants and animals.
Since the release of the 2002 Red List, more than 2,000 new entries have been added and 380 taxa (species, sub-species etc.) reassessed.
The IUCN Red List now includes 12,259 species threatened with extinction (falling into the Critically Endangered, Endangered or Vulnerable categories).
www.talkwildlife.citymax.com /page/page/837073.htm   (349 words)

The World Conservation Union's (IUCN) annual Red List of the world's endangered species has toped 12,000, with the addition of another 2,000 species.
IUCN's Director General Achim Steiner commented, "The Red List tells us that human activities are leading to a swath of extinctions that could make these islands ecologically and aesthetically barren".
The IUCN Red List is a compilation of the work of thousands of scientists and conservationists from around the globe.
www.ictsd.org /biores/03-11-28/inbrief.htm   (1462 words)

 Endangered Species Around the World: The IUCN 2000 Red List   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The global extinction crisis is worse than believed, with dramatic declines in populations of many species, including reptiles and primates, according to the 2000 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, released last September.
Since the last assessment in 1996, Critically Endangered primates increased from 13 to 19, and the number of threatened albatross species has increased from 3 to 16 due to birds drowning after accidentally being caught on hooks set by long-line fisheries.
Its periodic publication, the Red List, is the most authoritative and comprehensive status assessment of global biodiversity.
greennature.com /article203.html   (416 words)

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