IUCN Red List, The Most Comprehensive List of Species

The most comprehensive list of animals and plant species which is considered as the most authoritative list worldwide. Till this day, IUCN Red List assessed 105,500 plus species, of these more than 28000 are threatened species. The IUCN has now put a target to assess more than 160,000 species by the year 2020.

Who is IUCN?

Basically, IUCN is the global authority to oversee the status of animals and plant species and to assess and conduct different measures to conserve species which are the beauty of globe. It was established with the aim to conserve all life forms on this globe. We agree with the general term that this planet is not created for humans, but all other life forms deserve to hold life and all life facilities on this globe.

How We Can Help Species?

As presented earlier, all life forms deserve the same opportunities and facilities on this globe to live peacefully. For this great cause, IUCN is working with different organizations including Educational Institutions and NGOs to cope up for the great cause. We can save animals by taking some of the following measures.

a. To aware people of the importance of animals.

b. To arrange walks, seminars, presentations, workshops at national and international level.

c. To help those villagers affected by predator species like Tigers etc.

d. To launch different programs at government and private level for the great cause of conservation.

 Can We Use The IUCN Red List?

The answer is exclusively YES. The following bodies/people are allowed to use this List.

Thank You IUCN.


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Sohail Anjum

Sohail Anjum completed his undergraduate degree in Zoology from University of Malakand in September 2019. He is a young researcher in Ecology. He has also worked with IUCN as a Reviewer of Proposals for IUCN Congress 2020.

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