The conservation status of the world’s freshwater molluscs

  title={The conservation status of the world’s freshwater molluscs},
  author={Monika B{\"o}hm and Nadia Dewhurst-Richman and Mary B. Seddon and Sophie Ledger and Christian Albrecht and David J. Allen and Arthur E. Bogan and Jay Cordeiro and Kevin S Cummings and Annabelle Cuttelod and Gustavo Darrigran and William Darwall and Zolt{\'a}n Feh{\'e}r and Claudine Gibson and Daniel L. Graf and Frank K{\"o}hler and Manuel Lopes‐Lima and Guido Pastorino and Kathryn E. Perez and Kevin G. Smith and Dirk van Damme and Maxim V. Vinarski and Ted von Proschwitz and Thomas von Rintelen and David C. Aldridge and Neelavara Ananthram Aravind and Prem Bahadur Budha and Cristhian Clavijo and Do Van Tu and Olivier Gargominy and Mohamed Ghamizi and Martin Haase and Craig Hilton‐Taylor and Paul D. Johnson and {\"U}mit Kebap{\'c}i and Jasna Lajtner and Charles N. Lange and Dwayne A. W. Lepitzki and alberto Mart{\'i}nez-ort{\'i} and Evelyn A. Moorkens and Eike Neubert and Caroline M. Pollock and Vincent Pri{\'e} and Canella Radea and Rina Ram{\'i}rez and Marian A. Ramos and Sonia B. Santos and Rajko Slapnik and Mikhail O. Son and Anna-Sofie Stensgaard and Ben Collen},
With the biodiversity crisis continuing unchecked, we need to establish levels and drivers of extinction risk, and reassessments over time, to effectively allocate conservation resources and track progress towards global conservation targets. Given that threat appears particularly high in freshwaters, we assessed the extinction risk of 1428 randomly selected freshwater molluscs using the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria, as part of the Sampled Red List Index project. We show that close to… 
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