Conservation Needs Assessments are added and updated by
Assessors - people with appropriate
levels of expertise in the current status of amphibians in the wild
and/or in captivity. Anyone who would like to be an Assessor can apply
using the Assessor Signup form from the Home page of the application.
To ensure a consistent level of detail and accuracy across assessments
that have been added by multiple Assessors,
National Facilitators review and
approve all assessments for species within their country or region of
expertise. National Facilitators are usually national IUCN
Amphibian Specialist Group (ASG) Chairs,
or other national experts delegated by the Chairs. Although assessments
that have not yet been approved are visible to other Assessors, they are
not included on the View Assessments page, or within National Assessment
reports until they have been approved.
When a new or an updated assessment is marked as complete by the
Assessor, the relevant National Facilitator is notified, and they can
then review the assessment. If they are happy with the content, and with
the level of supporting notes, they will then approve the assessment. If
they have any concerns with the assessment, the National Facilitator
will then contact the Assessor and discuss their concerns. When the
concerns have been addressed, the National Facilitator will then mark
the assessment as approved.