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A growing repository of the vast array of databases and online tools in the field of biology and its sub-disciplines. Includes extended descriptions of each resource and links to tutorials.

IUCN Red List

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) Red List is a database of 98,500 plant and animal species. The Red List organizes animals based on their conservation status ranging from species of Least Concern to those species known to have gone extinct. Each species entry in the Red List contains information on the current conservation state of the animal, its geographical location, taxonomical information, as well as population statistics and threats the species faces.  


Operating Institution: The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Supporting Institution(s): Species Survival Commission (SSC), Arizona State University Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, BirdLife International, Botanical Gardens Conservation International (BGCI), Conservation International (CI), NatureServe,  Royal Botanical Gardens Kew, Sapienza Università Di Roma, Texas A&M University,  Zoological Society of London (ZSL)




Created: 5/4/2019

Reviewed: 5/4/2019

Revised: 5/4/2019