Red List Committee

The IUCN Red List Committee oversees and guides the work of the Species Survival Commission (SSC) on biodiversity assessments. This includes responsibility for The IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM and advising on the functioning of the Species Information Service (SIS): the system used to manage IUCN Red List data.


The Red List Committee sets the standards of scientific quality for the IUCN SSC’s work on biodiversity assessments, develops guidelines on the application of these standards, ensures that evaluations of petitions against the listing of particular taxa on The IUCN Red List are carried out professionally and impartially, and builds collaboration with other organizations working on biodiversity assessments.

The Red List Committee includes representatives of the Red List Partnership, the IUCN Species Survival Commission, and the IUCN Global Species Programme, as well as several co-opted members. Details on the Membership of the Red List Committee and its various Working Groups together with their respective Terms of Reference and other key documents are available from the IUCN SSC website.

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