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More than 26,500 species are threatened with extinction

“Established in 1964, The International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species has evolved to become the world’s most comprehensive information source on the global conservation status of animal, fungi and plant species. The IUCN Red List is a critical indicator of the health of the world’s biodiversity. Far more than a list of species and their status, it is a powerful tool to inform and catalyze action for biodiversity conservation and policy change, critical to protecting the natural resources we need to survive. It provides information about range, population size, habitat and ecology, use and/or trade, threats, and conservation actions that will help inform necessary conservation decisions.” Learn more about The IUCN Red List [h/t Pete Weiss]

  • Start an advanced search by selecting criteria options. For example, view all regions, view all species in the Mammalia taxonomy, Grassland habitat, or all species that are Near Threatened. Or, draw a geographic outline straight onto the map.

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