The 1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals
Entry ID: iucn_1996redlist

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Summary
Abstract: IUCN Red Lists are the compilation of species categorized as
Critically Endangered, Endangered, or Vulnerable according to the IUCN
Categories of Threat. For the most part, categorizations are made by
the Species Survival Commission (SSC) Specialist Group covering the
taxa in question. Guidelines for using the IUCN Red List criteria have
been developed to assist Specialist Groups in assessing the
conservation status of fishes. The 1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened
Animals is the first edition of an IUCN Red List to utilize these
criteria.

The introductory sections of The 1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened
Animals, including articles about the new Categories, analysis of the
findings in this IUCN Red List, information on the sources and quality
of data, and two guest essays, are posted here. The actual list of
threatened animals is in a searchable database maintained by the World
Conservation Monitoring Centre. The printed version of the 1996 IUCN
Red List contains the list which was current at the time of printing
(September 1996). The web version, however, is periodically updated in
light of new information, and so will not exactly match the printed
version, but will provide more up-to-date information.

Copies of the printed version are available from:

IUCN Publications Service Unit,
219c Huntingdon Road,
Cambridge CB3 0DL, United Kingdom
E-mail: info@books.iucn.org

IUCN Publications can be ordered on line through the World
Conservation Bookstore.

Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
Dataset Title: The 1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals
Dataset Release Date: 1996
Dataset Publisher: International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.
Version: 1996
Data Presentation Form: list


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1996-01-01


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Science Keywords
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >ENDANGERED SPECIES >GLOBAL THREATENED SPECIES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >ENDANGERED SPECIES    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA


Quality
This edition is a landmark publication for two reasons:

The new Categories of Threat were used to assess the conservation
status of species. These Categories are more transparent and objective
than the older categories and criteria. And for the first time, all the
known mammal and bird species were assessed.


Access Constraints
None


Use Constraints
None


Keywords
Critically Endangered
Endangered
Vulnerable
CONSERVATION


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
World Conservation Bookstore, IUCN-The World Conservation Union    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.iucn.org/
Dataset ID: redlist

Data Center Personnel
Name: IUCN PUBLICATIONS SERVICE UNIT
Email: info at books.iucn.org
Contact Address:
IUCN Publications Service Unit
219c Huntingdon Road
City: Cambridge
Postal Code: CB3 0DL
Country: United Kingdom



Distribution
Distribution_Size: 78k


Personnel
IUCN PUBLICATIONS SERVICE UNIT
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: info at books.iucn.org
Contact Address:
IUCN Publications Service Unit
219c Huntingdon Road
City: Cambridge
Postal Code: CB3 0DL
Country: United Kingdom


TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


Publications/References
The 1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-01-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-12-21
Future DIF Review Date: 2004-01-27

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