Additional resources

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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 info@nationalredlist.org.

General information on National Red Lists

National Red Lists – A knowledge network for national conservation decisions (poster presented at Nagoya 2010)

Project planning

The Conservation Project Manual (the Conservation Leadership Programme’s guide to project planning – in English, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Tibetan)

Funding

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

IUCN online discussion forums

The Conservation Assessment and Management Plan (CAMP) approach

Scratchpad (online virtual research environment for biodiversity)

Red Listing

2001 IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria (v. 3.1) in English, French and Spanish. For additional translations, check the IUCN Red List website here.

Guidelines for Using the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria in English.

IUCN Red List Criteria Summary Sheet in English, French and Spanish.

Guidelines for the application of IUCN Red List criteria at regional and national levels in English, French and Spanish. For additional translations, check the IUCN Red List website here.

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

Template spreadsheet for data upload onto the National Red List website (COMING SOON)

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)

Red List Index calculator, downloadable from the Biodiversity Indicators Partnership website and the IUCN Red List website

Information about the Red List Index (Sampled Approach) from the Zoological Society of London