Africa: Why the Global Red List Mislabels the Risk to Many Species – AuthenticAfrican

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[The Conversation Africa] When we talk about how threatened animals or plants are, we will almost always reference their statuses on the Red List. Created by the International Union for Conservation of Nature - a global organisation that seeks to direct and shape conservation efforts - the Red List uses a set of criteria to evaluate the extinction risk of thousands of species and subspecies.