We have been busy!

Since December 2013, we have uploaded a total of 32,790 species assessments to our searchable species database, including data from India, Colombia, Switzerland and Finland. Which means that by now, our searchable species database holds in excess of 100,000 sub-global species assessments. Why sub-global? Because in addition to national-level assessment, these include regional assessments spanning a number of countries (for example, check out the recently added assessments from the Mediterranean region for plants, fish, amphibians and reptiles) as well as sub-national assessments (for example, we have just recently added invertebrate assessments from Flanders and bird assessments from Wallonia).

Clearly, our database will only ever be as good as the data we can get hold of. Which is why we would like to take the opportunity to thank our collaborators at Royal Botanic Garden Kew and BirdLife Europe for sharing their stock or sub-global Red Lists with us. Thanks to these efforts, we have added in excess of 1,500 bird assessments and more than 17,000 plant assessments to our database. Still, we know there are so much more data out there – for example, we have not yet added data from an additional 76 plant Red Lists which have been produced since 2005. This means, there is a lot more for us to do. And what does this mean for you? Well, keep checking in every so often to see how we’re progressing. At the moment we are adding data at quite a rate, so there will always be new things for you to discover. Also, if you have data to contribute, or have comments on the site, or suggestions for improvement, please do not hesitate to contact us. We love to improve our site to make it the most useful resource for national and regional Red Listing.

Enjoy searching our Red Lists!


By Monni Böhm