National Red List assessments?
Regional or National Red List assessments focus on the
status of biodiversity within specific areas. They refine the
global Red List assessments into vital
conservation tools for regional and national policy, and conservation
planning. National Red Lists may reflect national action plans or
IUCN Red List includes the global
status of species; only global-level assessments are included in the
list. Regional or national-level assessments are only included in the
IUCN Red List if they are for species that are endemic to those regions
Over 100 countries and regions have so far developed National and
Regional Red Lists. Regional and national lists are usually country-led
initiatives, and are not centralized in any way; they differ from each
other widely in terms of scope and quality but are very useful to guide
conservation work at sub-global levels.
The IUCN Red List successfully highlights global biodiversity loss,
however it may not always identify declines at sub-global levels.
Regional Red Lists are therefore important to highlight the status of
taxa within specific geographic areas.
Where they exist, national Red List assessments are used in preference
to global assessments in the Conservation Needs Assessments.
European Red List of Amphibians
The threatened amphibian taxa
identified by the assessment and their presence on either Annexes II
and IV of the Habitats Directive or Appendices II or III of the Bern
Convention. All amphibians not listed on Appendix II of the Bern
Convention are automatically listed on Appendix III. An asterisk (*)
indicates that the species is a priority species for the Habitats
More information about National Red Lists
can be found on the
National Red List web site.