The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ is the world’s most comprehensive information source on the global extinction risk status of animal, fungus, and plant species. Open to all, it is used by governmental bodies, non-profit organizations, businesses, and individuals.
The IUCN Red List is a critical indicator of the health of the world’s biodiversity. It is a powerful tool to inform conservation action and policy. It provides information about species’ range, population size, habitats and ecology, use and trade, threats, and conservation actions that help inform conservation decisions. The Red List Index shows trends in overall extinction risk for species. Governments use the Index to track their progress toward targets for reducing biodiversity loss.
Species are classified into one of nine Red List Categories: Extinct, Extinct in the Wild, Critically Endangered, Endangered, Vulnerable, Near Threatened, Least Concern, Data Deficient and Not Evaluated. Vulnerable, Endangered, and Critically Endangered species are considered to be threatened with extinction.
Click on this link to access the Red List of Threatened Species.