By Craig Hilton-Taylor
Release of the 2000 pink record is an immense landmark for IUCN. it's the first time that listings of animals and crops were mixed and the 1st time that the pink record has been produced on CD-ROM. The 2000 pink record combines new assessments‹including all chicken species, many antelope and bat species, so much primates and sharks, all Asian freshwater turtles, extra molluscs, and lots of others‹with these from earlier courses. the combo of animals and crops right into a unmarried record containing checks of greater than 18,000 taxa (11,000 of that are threatened species) and the circulation in the direction of better documentation of every species at the checklist implies that a hard-copy model of the crimson record could run to numerous volumes. This, mixed with the truth that the pink record can be up-to-date each year, resulted in the choice to unlock the purple checklist in digital layout, through the realm vast net and as a CD-ROM.
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Where are the other threatened animal species? Red List 2000 06 September 2000 16:14:53 5 United States Mexico Indonesia Australia China Cameroon Uganda Philippines South Africa Turkey Croatia Greece Kenya Thailand Malaysia Tanzania Madagascar Papua New Guinea Russian Federation Canada 120 VU EN CR 50 VU EN CR 0 40 VU EN CR 0 0 Australia United States Philippines Japan South Africa Brazil Argentina Italy Jamaica Mexico Seychelles Chile India Puerto Rico Spain Turkey Iran Madagascar Afghanistan Bolivia 50 100 150 200 Number of threatened molluscs 250 Color profile: Generic CMYK printer profile Composite Default screen 2000 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species Lowland tropical rainforest Montane tropical rainforest Shrublands Grassland Tropical monsoon and dry forest Plantations Arable agriculture (ex.
Figure 4 confirms that threatened birds are concentrated in the Neotropics and Southeast Asia, reflecting the relative species-richness and higher levels of local endemism in these regions. Brazil (113 threatened species), Indonesia (115) and Colombia (78) have the highest totals, but the political responsibility for conserving threatened species is shared since 219 territories have at least one threatened bird (BirdLife International 2000). 19 Red List 2000 06 September 2000 16:14:39 Color profile: Generic CMYK printer profile Composite Default screen 2000 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species The countries with more than expected numbers of threatened birds (Table 5) supports the results from the mammals, although at first glance it appears to comprise fewer island states and more continental areas than the mammals.
The inclusion of mainland countries like India, Brazil, China, Bhutan and Viet Nam amongst all these islands is an indication of particularly serious threats in these countries. 16 Red List 2000 06 September 2000 16:14:19 Color profile: Generic CMYK printer profile Composite Default screen Analysis Indonesia India Brazil China Mexico Papua New Guinea Australia Philippines Madagascar Kenya Peru Malaysia Congo, Dem. Republic of Tanzania Viet Nam Cameroon South Africa Russian Federation Colombia Ethiopia 0 10 20 30 40 Threatened mammal species as a percentage of total diversity Figure 2c.
2000 IUCN red list of threatened species by Craig Hilton-Taylor