Wildlife in a Changing World: An Analysis of the 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

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Jean-Christophe Vié, Craig Hilton-Taylor, S. N. Stuart
IUCN, 2009 - Nature - 157 pages
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Wildlife in a Changing World presents an analysis of the 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Beginning with an explanation of the IUCN Red List as a key conservation tool, it goes on to discuss the state of the world’s species and provides the latest information on the patterns of species facing extinction in some of the most important ecosystems in the world, highlighting the reasons behind their declining status. Areas of focus in the report include: freshwater biodiversity, the status of the world’s marine species, species susceptibility to climate change impacts, the Mediterranean biodiversity hot spot, and broadening the coverage of biodiversity assessments.
  

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Contents

a key conservation tool
1
State of the worlds species
15
a hidden resource under threat
43
Broadening the coverage of biodiversity assessments
67
a biodiversity hotspot under threat
89
Summary of the five criteria used to evaluate if a taxon belongs in a threatened category
105
Sources for numbers of described species used in Table 1 of the chapter State of the Worlds Species
107
Summary of number of animal species in each Red List Category in each taxonomic class
108
Number of species in each Red List Category in each major animal taxonomic group Class Order
110
Number of species in each Red List Category in each major plant taxonomic group Class Family
116
Number of threatened species in each major group of organisms in each country
125
Number of extinct threatened and other species of animals in each Red List Category in each country
132
Number of extinct threatened and other species of plants in each Red List Category in each country
139
Number of endemic and threatened endemic species per country for completely assessed taxonomic groups mammals birds amphibians freshwater cr...
145
Species changing IUCN Red List Category for genuine reasons
152
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Summary of number of plant species in each Red List Category in each taxonomic class
109

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