Red List Species

RED LIST SPECIES of IUCN is a global approach to objectively assess the conservation status of plant and animal species. It is undertaken by the meeting of a network of scientists and partner organizations in practically every country in the world. It is intended to facilitate information for species that are assessed as not evaluated (NE), data deficient (DD), least concern (LC), near threatened (NT), vulnerable (VU), endangered (EN), critically endangered (CR), extinct in the wild (EW), and extinct (EX). Based on strong scientific data, the Red List becomes a useful tool for global conservation efforts being implemented by the national government, people’s organization, academic institutions, and non-government organizations. The status of country’s wildlife species is one of the crucial elements for identifying and updating the Red List in the regional level.  Determining the status of the species can pave the way for a sound conservation and protection measures to avoid the extinction of a species. The species of animals are known conveyers of genetic diversity, source of food, medicines, and human health. As the building blocks of our planet’s biosphere, they support the livelihoods of mankind. Hence it is our duty to conserve, protect and preserve our natural heritage for the continuous existence of future generation.