Wildlife in a Changing World: An Analysis of the 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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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a key conservation tool
State of the worlds species
a hidden resource under threat
Broadening the coverage of biodiversity assessments
a biodiversity hotspot under threat
Summary of the ﬁve criteria used to evaluate if a taxon belongs in a threatened category
Sources for numbers of described species used in Table 1 of the chapter State of the Worlds Species
Summary of number of animal species in each Red List Category in each taxonomic class
Number of species in each Red List Category in each major animal taxonomic group Class Order
Number of species in each Red List Category in each major plant taxonomic group Class Family
Number of threatened species in each major group of organisms in each country
Number of extinct threatened and other species of animals in each Red List Category in each country
Number of extinct threatened and other species of plants in each Red List Category in each country
Number of endemic and threatened endemic species per country for completely assessed taxonomic groups mammals birds amphibians freshwater cr...
Species changing IUCN Red List Category for genuine reasons
Summary of number of plant species in each Red List Category in each taxonomic class
Africa amphibians Asia Baillie Biological bird species BirdLife International Butchart chytridiomycosis climate change climate-change-susceptible Coelacanth Conifers conservation action conservation status countries Critically Endangered Cuban Crocodile cycads Darwall DD LC TOTAL declines diversity dragonﬂies ecosystems endemics endemics endemics EW Subtotal CR EX EW Subtotal extinction risk Figure ﬁrst ﬁsh ﬁsheries ﬁshing ﬁve freshwater freshwater biodiversity freshwater ﬁshes freshwater species groupers habitat loss Hilton-Taylor impacts invasive species invertebrate Islands IUCN Red List Least Concern List of Threatened LR/cd NT DD LR/lc NT LR/nt marine species Mediterranean Mesoamerica Molluscs NT DD LC number of species number of threatened Order EX EW population Red List assessments Red List Categories Red List Index reef-building corals regional Republic risk of extinction sharks signiﬁcant Specialist Group species assessed species richness speciﬁc Subtotal LR/cd NT susceptible to climate taxonomic groups terrestrial threatened species Threatened Total Threatened Total Threatened Total traits Vulnerable wetlands