Assessing Extinction Threats: Toward a Reevaluation of IUCN Threatened Species Categories

  title={Assessing Extinction Threats: Toward a Reevaluation of IUCN Threatened Species Categories},
  author={G. Mace and R. Lande},
  journal={Conservation Biology},
  • G. Mace, R. Lande
  • Published 1991
  • Biology
  • Conservation Biology
  • IUCN categories of threat (Endangered Vulnera- ble, Rare, Indeterminate, and others) are widely used in 'Red lists' of endangered species and have become an important tool in conservation action at international, national, re- gional, and thematic levels. The existing definitions are largely subjective, and as a result, categorizations made by different authorities diyfer and my not accurately reflect actual extinction risks. We present proposals to redefine cat- egories in tams of the… CONTINUE READING
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