By Craig Hilton-Taylor
Release of the 2000 crimson checklist is a massive landmark for IUCN. it's the first time that listings of animals and vegetation were mixed and the 1st time that the crimson checklist has been produced on CD-ROM. The 2000 crimson checklist combines new assessments‹including all chook species, many antelope and bat species, so much primates and sharks, all Asian freshwater turtles, extra molluscs, and lots of others‹with these from earlier guides. the mix of animals and vegetation right into a unmarried checklist containing checks of greater than 18,000 taxa (11,000 of that are threatened species) and the stream in the direction of better documentation of every species at the record signifies that a hard-copy model of the crimson checklist might run to numerous volumes. This, mixed with the truth that the crimson checklist might be up-to-date every year, resulted in the choice to unlock the pink record in digital structure, through the realm vast net and as a CD-ROM.
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This shows that globally threatened birds are unevenly distributed. They occur on more than 20% of the earth’s land surface but less than 5% 17 Red List 2000 06 September 2000 16:14:20 Color profile: Generic CMYK printer profile Composite Default screen 2000 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species Indonesia Brazil Colombia China Peru India Philippines Ecuador New Zealand United States Mexico Thailand Malaysia Argentina Myanmar Russian Federation Japan Viet Nam Australia Tanzania VU EN CR 0 20 40 60 80 100 Number of threatened birds 120 Figure 3a.
E. an increase from 29 to 46 Endangered species and 13 to 19 Critically Endangered species. For the birds, the most significant changes have been in the Procellariformes (albatrosses and petrels) which have increased from 32 to 55 species (all 16 species of albatross are now listed as threatened whereas in 1996 there were only 3—this is due to the impact of longline fisheries) and the Sphenisciformes (penguins) which have doubled in number from five to ten. These increases reflect the increasing threats to the marine environment (BirdLife International 2000).
It appears that birds are more adaptable and are able to survive more readily in highly transformed habitats such as plantations, agricultural lands and urban areas. Mammals on the other hand (at least those sampled) appear to be far less tolerant of such transformed habitats and disturbance, and none of these types of habitat feature in the top 20. Wetlands and other freshwater aquatic habitats are important for a small number of threatened birds and mammals. These freshwater habitats are more important than coastal and estuarine habitats in both birds and mammals.
2000 IUCN red list of threatened species by Craig Hilton-Taylor