Conservation planning


National Red Lists provide countries with key information about species status within their borders, which can be used directly for national conservation and planning policies supporting effective protection of biodiversity by:

  • Enabling determination of the extinction risk, conservation status and trends of species
  • Enabling identification of species or ecosystems under greatest threat
  • Informing conservation planning and priority setting and therefore underpinning National Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs)
  • Integrating biodiversity values into national and local development and planning processes (e.g. see the Mongolia species tool)
  • Raising awareness of biodiversity and threatened species throughout a country, with conservation practitioners, policy makers, governments and the general public.
  • Highlighting important gaps in knowledge and understanding

Find out how these objectives were achieved as a result of the Red List process in our case studies.