By Craig Hilton-Taylor

Release of the 2000 pink record is an incredible landmark for IUCN. it's the first time that listings of animals and vegetation were mixed and the 1st time that the purple record has been produced on CD-ROM. The 2000 purple checklist combines new assessments‹including all poultry species, many antelope and bat species, such a lot primates and sharks, all Asian freshwater turtles, extra molluscs, and plenty of others‹with these from earlier courses. the combo of animals and vegetation right into a unmarried record containing tests of greater than 18,000 taxa (11,000 of that are threatened species) and the stream in the direction of more advantageous documentation of every species at the checklist implies that a hard-copy model of the crimson checklist could run to a number of volumes. This, mixed with the truth that the pink record should be up-to-date each year, ended in the choice to liberate the purple checklist in digital structure, through the area vast internet and as a CD-ROM.

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Despite incomplete inventorying, global patterns of hotspots in terms of diversity and endemism clearly emerge. There are also three main types of freshwater habitat that are particularly critical to freshwater mollusc conservation, which also have a very diverse fauna and are highly vulnerable: rivers, springs and underground aquifers, and ancient oligotrophic lakes. The spring snails represent 19% of all threatened molluscs, which is a major increase over the 12% listed in 1996. While there are a number of genuine increases in the numbers of threatened molluscs (see the Vulnerable and Endangered categories in Table 2), some of the more marked changes such as the decrease from 257 to 222 Critically Endangered species is reflective of better knowledge (Table 2).

Surveys should be over a time frame appropriate to the taxon’s life cycle and life form” (IUCN 1994, p. 14). For an ephemeral orchid species, that only appears in the first year after a fire and which grows in a habitat where fires only occur approximately once every 25 years, it could take a very long time to gather sufficient evidence to support an Extinct listing. From the problems outlined above, it is clear that it is virtually impossible to state with any precision how many species have gone extinct, never mind give a precise date of when the extinction occurred.

The four categories on the map are quartile splits. For example, the red colour represents the top 25% of countries that have the highest proportion of threatened species. In each quartile there are approximately fifty countries. would be expected, and the 25 countries for which the number of threatened species is most in excess of what is expected are shown in Table 5. Nineteen of these countries are island states (including Australia), which provides support for the biogeographical analysis of Mace and Balmford (2000) which indicated that species restricted to islands, wherever they are, have a higher level of threat than continental species in the same biogeographic region, and that island species are generally more vulnerable to extinction.

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