IUCN Red List

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ is a list of endangered species maintained by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. It is the world's most comprehensive list of species threatened by extinction. 

The species listed on The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ are categorised as:

  • LC : Least Concern
  • NT : Near Threatened
  • VU : Vulnerable
  • EN : Endangered
  • CR : Critically Endangered
  • EW : Extinct In The Wild
  • EX : Extinct

All species in this encyclopedia will display the current status using a graphics in the upper right corner, example:

For more information please visit The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ web site.