List of Threatened Animals from the World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC)Entry ID: WCMC_158
Abstract: As part of the species activities, WCMC maintains nomenclature,
distribution and conservation status information on some 18,000 animal
species and subspecies worldwide. WCMC stores animal information in a
series of Foxpro database files which include data on single country
endemics, globally threatened species, and species included on various
International ... Conventions. These animal data are currently being
converted from Foxpro to A-Rev. For further details of structure see
Plant Species Database description.
The basic data elements on species conservation include scientific and
common names, distribution by country and conservation status.
Additional information on population size, trends and habitat are
sought wherever possible. For species subject to wildlife trade,
information on levels of trade, impact on wild populations, protection
and management measures are important.
WCMC publishes the Red List of Threatened Animals in collaboration
with IUCN and the Species Survival Commission. All the data are held
on computer, including nomenclature, common names, distribution,
conservation status, threats, etc. The Centre is actively seeking
collaboration to prepare digital distribution maps for threatened
animals and plants, but this work is at an early stage.
ACCESS AND DISTRIBUTION:
WCMC makes information available through published media, through
provision of datasets, and through the provision of either standard or
customised reports. WCMC is committed to the principle of the free
exchange of data with other institutions and users. In so far as is
practical, it places its data in the public domain and encourages
their wide distribution. However, costs may be incurred in accessing
and distributing datasets, and where analysis and assessment provide
an added-value service. Such costs are passed on to the user.
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-20