Along with pages being regularly updated to reflect the new data available in each Red List update, new pages, tools and functionality are added to The IUCN Red List website at any time throughout the year. The most recent updates and additions to the Red List website (version 2021-2) are listed below.
For a list of previous updates and additions (since the start of 2020), click here.
|IUCN Red List 2017-2020 Report||IUCN Red List 2021-2030 Strategic Plan|
Each time The IUCN Red List is updated, the Summary Statistics page (in the Resources and Publications section) is also updated to provide statistics for the most recent version of the Red List. The Summary Statistics page also includes links to the automated statistics tables.
Each time The IUCN Red List is updated, the Spatial Data Download page (in the Resources and Publications section) is also updated to provide all the current map data for various groups of species (including polygon spatial data and point data, where available).
This report captures the highlights of the conservation impact of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species over the 2017–2020 quadrennial. It represents the collective efforts of the IUCN Red List Partnership and reports against the ten target Results of the IUCN Red List Strategic Plan (2017-2020). To download this report, go to the Resources and Publications section on the website.
Maintenance, development and growth of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, and the Red List assessment process, guidelines and tools, are informed by the Red List Strategic Plan. Progress towards achieving the targets set out in the Red List Strategic Plan is presented in the quadrennial reports (see the 2017-2020 report above). Recently, the Red List Strategic Plan was updated and now maps the road ahead for the IUCN Red List over the next ten years. To download this report, go to the Resources and Publications section on the website and type "Strategic Plan" into the text search box.
The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species often inspires scientific research and comments. As new papers are published, the Red List website adds links to those papers and journals to help Red List users to find the most current and relevant analyses and information available. Explore the recently published papers in the Scientific Papers section in Resources and Publications.