Principal - Sistema de Información Sobre Biodiversidad de Colombia.
Biodiversity Heritage Library. Biodiversity Heritage Library - Developer Tools and API. Identification Key. CITES. IUCN. IUCN Red List. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (also known as the IUCN Red List or Red Data List), founded in 1964, is the world's most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of biological species.
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is the world's main authority on the conservation status of species. A series of Regional Red Lists are produced by countries or organizations, which assess the risk of extinction to species within a political management unit. The IUCN Red List is set upon precise criteria to evaluate the extinction risk of thousands of species and subspecies. These criteria are relevant to all species and all regions of the world. The aim is to convey the urgency of conservation issues to the public and policy makers, as well as help the international community to try to reduce species extinction. Home. The IUCN Red List. Data Organization. Contents Introduction Before 2000 the IUCN Red List was produced in book format.
However, since 2000 the Red List has only been available electronically. The reasons for this departure are simple:
Systema Naturae. Foto Atlas. Regional flora and fauna sites.