IUCN and red list of threatened species

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IUCN and red list of threatened species

Today we want to write about a very important organization for the conservation of wildlife, I the IUCN the International Union for the Conservation of Nature  and red list of threatened species . This organization have as mission “Influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable “ .

I want invite you to visit their site here, you can understand the incredible activity of IUCN. So way I decide to write this post? simple, is because is the organization who manage the Red List Of threatened Species. Is The data base who contain all the information about the wild animals, and specially information about the conservation status. You can see an use in the Red List site, if you search for example “ wild dog” you can see at the beginning the information about conservation and you can see even all other information. From now, even in our site you will see next posts about animals with the Red List classification, with the image below.

Red list of threatened species
IUCN red list classification as endangered

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The important feature is the classification, they use 7 different levels, starting from Least Concern up to totally Extinct. If you try to use you can see a lot of information about the animal so you can understand the method used for classification. Is very important because the approach is scientific and the data is real and a very reliable source. This data is also used in environmental projects for example when you need to decide sometimes priorities of interview. So we recommend when you take information about some animals check even the IUCN classification, actually there are many species at extinction risk and is necessary the help of everyone for the better results. You can help with donation or you can use some of your time in the activism like in social network, helping people to understand concern the danger situation of our beautiful earth.

Last recommendation is to remember that wild animals first enemy is the humans and mostly time the human/wildlife conflict is determining the surviving of wildlife, so is necessary to help the communities to have the correct approach with the animals without criminalize they. Who live with almost nothing can’t have the mental approach of conservation, need to be helped in this and is strong, long and very stressful.


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