Research Papers


Methods – National Red Listing:

Gärdenfors U, Hilton-Taylor C, Mace GM & Rodríguez JP (2001) The application of IUCN Red List Criteria at regional levels. Conservation Biology 15, 1206-1212.

Keller V, Zbinden N, Schmid H & Volet B (2005) A case study in applying the IUCN Regional Guidelines for National Red Lists and justifications for their modification. Conservation Biology 19, 1827–1834.

Regan TJ, Master LL & Hammerson GA (2004) Capturing expert knowledge for threatened species assessments: a case study using NatureServe conservation status ranks. Acta Oecologia 26, 95–107.


Methods – Red List Index (general):

Butchart SHM, Stattersfield AJ, Bennum LA, Shutes SM, Akçakaya HR, Baillie JEM, Stuart SN, Hilton-Taylor C & Mace GM (2004) Measuring global trends in the status of biodiversity: Red List Indices for birds. PLos Biology 2, e383.

Butchart SHM, Stattersfield AJ, Baillie J, Bennum LA, Stuart SN, Akçakaya HR, Hilton-Taylor C & Mace GM (2005)  Using Red List Indices to measure progress towards the 2010 target and beyondPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 360, 255-268.

Butchart SHM, AkçakayaHR, Chanson J, Baillie JEM, Collen B, Quader S, Turner WR, Amin R, Stuart SN & Hilton-Taylor C (2007) Improvements to the Red List Index. PLoSOne 2, e140.

Di Marco M, Boitani L, Mallon D, Hoffmann M, Iacucci A, Meijaard E, Visconti P, Schipper J & Rondinini C (2014) A retrospective evaluation of the global decline of carnivores and ungulates. Conservation Biology DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12249.

Teucher A & Ramsay L (2013) Trends in the Status of Native Vertebrate Species in B.C. - Methods for adaptating the IUCN Red List Index to use NatureServe-style subnational status ranks. Environmental Reporting BC, Ministry of Environment, British Columbia, Canada.


Global analyses and viewpoints:

Brito D, Ambal RG, Brooks T, De Silva N, Foster M, Hao W, Hilton-Taylor C, Paglia A, Rodríguez JP & Rodríguez JV (2010) How similar are national red lists and the IUCN Red List? Biological Conservation 143, 1154-1158.

Miller RM, Rodríguez JP, Aniskowicz-Fowler T, Bambaradeniya C, Boles R, Eaton MA, Gärdenfors U, Keller V, Molur S, Walker S & Pollock C (2007) National threatened species listing based on IUCN Criteria and regional guidelines: current status and future perspectives. Conservation Biology 21, 684-696.

Rodríguez JP (2008) National Red Lists: the largest global market for IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria. Endangered Species Research 6, 193-198.

Zamin TJ, Baillie JEM, Miller RM, Rodríguez JP, Ardid A & Collen B (2010) National Red Listing beyond the 2010 Target. Conservation Biology 24, 1012-1020.


Regional and national studies:

Collen B, Griffiths J, Friedmann Y, Rodríguez JP, Rojas-Suárez F & Baillie JEM (2013) Tracking change in national-level conservation status: National Red Lists. In: Biodiversity Monitoring and Conservation: Bridging the Gap between Global Commitment and Local Action (Eds. Collen B, Pettorelli N, Baillie JEM & Durant SM). Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK.

Gärdenfors U (2001) Classifying threatened species at national versus global levels. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 16, 511-516.

Juslén A, Hyvärinen E & Virtanen LK (2013) Application of the Red List Index at a national level for multiple species groups. Conservation Biology 27, 398–406.

Milner-Gulland EJ, Kreuzberg-Mukhina E, Grebot B, Ling S, Bykova E, Abdusalamov I, Bekenov A, Gärdenfors U, Hilton-Taylor H, Salnikov V & Stogova L (2006) Application of IUCN red listing criteria at the regional and national levels: A case study from Central Asia. Biodiversity and Conservation 15, 1873–1886.

Szabo JK, Butchart SHM, Possingham HP & Garnett ST (2012) Adapting global biodiversity indicators to the national scale: a Red List Index for Australian birds. Biological Conservation 148, 61–68.

Quayle JF, Ramsay LR & Fraser DF (2007) Trend in the status of breeding bird fauna in British Columbia, Canada, based on the IUCN Red List Index method. Conservation Biology 21, 1241-1247.

Xu H, Tang X, Liu J, Ding H, Wu J, Zhang M, Yang Q, Cai L, Zhao H & Liu Y (2009) China’s progress toward the significant reduction of the rate of biodiversity loss. BioScience 59, 843-852.