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’s mission is “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 to invite you to visit their site here, you can understand the incredible activity of IUCN. So why I decided to write this post? simply it is because is the organization who manages the Red List Of Threatened Species. It is the database who contains all the information about wild animals, and especially 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.
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 an interview. So, we recommend when you take information about some animals to 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 a donation or you can use some of your time in the activism like in social network, helping people to understand the concern the dangerous 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 in determining the surviving of wildlife, so is necessary to help the communities to have the correct approach with the animals without criminalizing them. 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.