The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species is a critical indicator of the health of the world’s biodiversity – that is, the variety of life on earth. The IUCN Red List tells us what we need to know to save our wild species.
So far more than 79,800 species have been assessed. Our target is to assess 160,000* species by 2020 to enable better conservation and policy decisions.
Our immediate goal is to raise at least USD 25,000 by 31 December 2015 to help complete the assessment of all carnivorous plants. Will you help?
*160,000 species is around 8% of all described species. This sample will enable us to have a better indication of how life on Earth is faring.