Here, we list resources relevant to developing National Red Lists. Some of these have already been mentioned in the specific guidance pages above, others may be additional resources for certain aspects of National Red Listing. We endeavour to keep this section as relevant as possible. If you know of helpful resources not yet listed below, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
General information on National Red Lists
National Red Lists – A knowledge network for national conservation decisions (poster presented at Nagoya 2010)
A catalogue of funding sources compiled by the CBD: http://www.cbd.int/doc/guidelines/fin-sources.pdf
Belgian GTI Focal Point compiled funding sources for taxonomy and biodiversity: http://www.taxonomy.be/funding/funding/
International Fundraising for Conservation Projects (the Conservation Leadership Programme’s step-by-step guide to fundraising – in English, Spanish, French)
The assessment process
The Conservation Assessment and Management Plan (CAMP) approach
Scratchpad (online virtual research environment for biodiversity)
Guidelines for Using the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria in English.
Red List training
IUCN-led Red List assessor training courses and training materials
Online training course in carrying out Red List assessments to IUCN standards
Species distribution mapping
IUCN spatial resources: IUCN Toolbox for species distribution mapping in ArcMap (plus instructions to produce maps to IUCN standards), basedata and guidance on species mapping using Google Maps and Google Earth.
IUCN species mapping wiki: a one-stop shop for species mapping tools for the IUCN Red List.
Open access Geographic Information Systems: QGIS (Quantum GIS)
Data storage and sharing
IUCN Species Information Service (SIS): Tools and guidance documents
Sample data spreadsheet for data upload onto the National Red List website (COMING SOON) : this illustrates the kind of information we are expecting under each of the column headers.
Red List Index
IUCN Red List Index – Guidance for National and Regional Use (in English)
IUCN Red List Index Guidelines for the Sampled Approach (in English)
Information about the Red List Index (Sampled Approach) from the Zoological Society of London