[PCA] IUCN: Red List 50

De Angelis, Patricia patricia_deangelis at fws.gov
Wed Sep 24 13:54:30 CDT 2014

Forwarding a message from IUCN about their 50 year celebration this year.
They've pulled together interesting facts and information on their website:

For instance, did you know that an American scientist had the idea for
producing a list of threatened species? Did you know that more than 7,500
U.S. native species* have been reviewed by IUCN, ranging from the northern
copperhead of least concern status to the critically endangered hiddenpetal
Indian mallow of Hawai'i?
(*including the 50 states, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and US Virgin

NatureServe is the IUCN Red List Authority for plants in the United States:

For information on how Red List rankings relate to NatureServe rankings,
see: NatureServe is the IUCN Red List Authority for plants in the United
States. For information on how

Patricia S. De Angelis, Ph.D.

Botanist, US Fish & Wildlife Service-Division of Scientific Authority

Chair, Plant Conservation Alliance-Medicinal Plant Working Group

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Julia MARTON-LEFEVRE <iucnredlist at iucn.org>
Date: Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 12:23 PM
Subject: A Campaign to support The IUCN Red List / Une campagne pour
soutenir la Liste Rouge de l’UICN / Campaña para apoyar la Lista Roja de la

  Dear Colleague,

As you may know, IUCN is celebrating the *50th anniversary of The IUCN Red
List of Threatened Species*. The IUCN Red List has evolved over fifty years
to become the global authority on the conservation status of wild species. *Far
more than just a list of species and their status*, it is a powerful tool
that drives action for nature conservation.

We are extremely proud of the work we have done so far, but there is much
more to be done. Our goal is to assess at least 160,000 species by 2020 —
more than double the current total. This will provide a more complete
“Barometer of Life” to enable wiser decision-making and action on the

Today we launch *Red List 50*, a campaign to celebrate our 50th anniversary
and to ask for your help to continue our work.

*Please visit the campaign’s website today and sign our pledge to support
The IUCN Red List.* <http://50.iucnredlist.org/>

*The world’s species are counting on you.*

Thank you for all that you do for nature,
Julia Marton-Lefèvre
Director General, IUCN

[image: REDLIST - Guiding Conservation for 50 Years<br>]


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