July 31st 2020

Red List for Mammals

The first official red list for mammals has been compiled by the Mammal Society. It's sobering reading with 11 of the 47 native mammals at imminent risk of extinction.

The Red List for Great Britain has received authorisation on behalf of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) at a regional level. This is significant as it means that the threatened British species have been identified using the same robust, internationally-agreed, system that is applied to classify threats to species such as elephants and tigers.

There is a separate list for Wales, where 1 in 3 mammal species are threatened - visit our library to download and view it. There's more information on the Mammal Society website.

Added 31/07/2020 09:26