Historical IUCN Red Data Books and Red Lists

Contents:

Popular Books

Species Publications

IUCN Red Lists

IUCN Red Data Books

Specialist Group Red Lists

Other Publications

 

Popular Books:

 

Priceless or Worthless? (2012) [9.09 MB]

Baillie, J.E.M. and Butcher, E.R.

The 100 most threatened species, more than 8,000 scientists from the IUCN Species Survival Commission (IUCN SSC) came together to identify 100 of the most threatened animals, plants and fungi on the planet. The publication can also be seen online.

 

 

 

Species on the Edge of Survival (2011)

IUCN and IUCN Species Survival Commision. Not available for download.

This book is inspired by the IUCN Species of the Day 2010 web initiative, and serves as a guide to 365 of the world’s species on The IUCN Red List. This list profiles a wide variety of species from the official list of threatened animals, fungi and plants.

 

 

 

The Red Book: The Extinction Crisis Face to Face (2001)

Robles Gil, P., Pérez Gil, R., Bolívar, A., Bräutigam, A., Jenkins, M., Rabb, G., Ceballos, G., Ehrlich, P., Bogan, A.E. and Dublin, H.T.

Joint publication by CEMEX, Mexico and IUCN. Not available for download.

Drawing on The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, the world’s most objective and authoritative inventory of species at risk of extinction, this publication combines awe-inspiring imagery with solid science and factual accounts.

 

 

Encyclopedia of Endangered Species (1994)

Edited by Mary Emanoil in Association with IUCN-The World Conservation Union. Published by Gale Reserach, Detroit, MI.

Not available for download.

 

 

 

 

The Red Book: Wildlife in Danger (1969)

Fisher, J., Simon, N., Vincent, J. Coolidge, H.J. and Scott, P.

Not available for download

 

 

 

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Species Publications:

Turtles in Trouble: The World's 25+ Most Endangered Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles – 2011 (2011) [2.71 MB]

Turtle Conservation Coalition [Rhodin, A.G.J., Walde, A.D., Horne, B.D., van Dijk, P.P., Blanck, T. and Hudson, R. (editors)]

 

 

 

 

Threatened Amphibians of the World (2008)

Stuart, S.N., Hoffmann, M., Chanson, J.S., Cox, N.A., Berridge, R.J., Ramani, P. and Young, B.E. 

Published by Lynx Edicions, IUCN  and Conservation International, Arlington, Virginia, USA. Out of print, see here.

Book exploring all ~1,900 threatened amphibian species, including an evaluation of threats, description of conservation measures, photograph/drawing, range map and information on range, population and habitat and ecology for each species. Detailed analyses and short essays also included.

 

 

Disappearing Jewels: The Status of New World Amphibians (2004) [3.6 MB]

Young, B.E., Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S., Cox, N.A. and Boucher, T.M.

Published by NatureServe, Conservation International and IUCN.

 

 

 

Threatened Birds of the World (2000)

Published by Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International.

Not available for download.

 

 

 

 

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IUCN Red Lists

 

The World List of Threatened Trees (1998)

Oldfield, S., Lusty, C. and MacKinven, A. (compilers).

Published by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre and IUCN.

This publication has been scanned by the Biodiversity Heritage Library and is available online. 

 

 

1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants (1998)

Walter, K.S. and Gillett, H.J. (editors)

This publication has been scanned by the Biodiversity Heritage Library and is available online.

 

 

 

1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals (1996)

Baillie, J.E.M. and Groombridge, B. (compilers and editors)

Guest essays by Ulf Gärdenfors and Alison Stattersfield

 This publication has been scanned and is available online [20.7 MB].

 

 

1994 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals (1993)

Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Cambridge, U.K.; Groombridge, B. (editor).

Guest Essay by Georgina Mace

This publication has been scanned by the Biodiversity Heritage Library and is available online.

 

 

 

1990 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals (1990)

Prepared by the IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre, Cambridge, U.K. in association with the IUCN Species Survival Commision and the International Council for Bird Preservation.

Guest essay by Nathan Flessness and Tom Foose.

This publication has been scanned by the Biodiversity Heritage Library and is available online.

 

 

 

1988 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals (1988) 

 Prepared by the IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre, Cambridge, U.K. in association with the International Council for Bird Preservation.

Guest essay by Bruce Wilcox.

This publication has been scanned by the Biodiversity Heritage Library and is available online.

 

 

 

1986 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals (1986)

Prepared by the IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre, Cambridge, U.K.

This publication has been scanned by the Biodiversity Heritage Library and is available online. 

 

 

 

 

Preliminary List of Rare Mammals and Birds: including those thought to be rare but of which detailed information is still lacking (1964)

Drawn up by the Survival Service Commission of IUCN and the International Council for Bird Preservation.

Published as Section 12 in The Launching of a New Ark. First Report of the World Wildlife Fund (edited by Sir Peter Scott)

Available for download as a PDF.

 

 

 

A Preliminary List of Rare Mammals Including Those Believed to be Rare but Concerning Which Detailed Information is Still Lacking  (April/June 1964)

Compiled by the IUCN Operations Intelligence Centre, Morges

Published as a Special Supplement to IUCN Bulletin (new series) No. 11.

Available for download as a PDF [439 KB] also available in French [2.3 MB]

 

 

 

List of Rare Birds, Including Those Thought to be So but of Which Detailed Information is Still Lacking (January 1964)

Compiled by the International Council for Bird Preservation in collaboration with the IUCN Survival Service Commission

Published as a Special Supplement to IUCN Bulletin (new series) No. 10.

Available for download as a PDF [452 KB] also available in French [2.5 MB]

 

 

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IUCN Red Data Books

Threatened Birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book (2001)

BirdLife International (included here because it is the last volume of the series previously published jointly by BirdLife and IUCN).

The publication is available in sections.

 

 

 

 

Threatened Birds of the Americas (1992)

Collar, N.J., Gonzaga, L.P., Krabbe, N., Madrono Nieto, A., Naranjo, L.G., Parker, T.A. and Wege, D.C.

Published by IUCN and ICBP (International Council for Bird Preservation).

Not available online

 

 

 

Dolphins, Porpoises and Whales of the World: the IUCN Red Data Book (1991)

Cooke, J. and Klinowska, M.

Available for download as PDF [10.48 MB].

 

 

 

 

Lemurs of Madagascar and the Comoros: the IUCN Red Data Book (1990)

Harcourt, C. and Thornback, J.

This publication has been scanned by the Biodiversity Heritage Library and is available online.

 

 

 

 

Threatened Primates of Africa: the IUCN Red Data Book (1988)

Bennet, E.L., Lee, P.C and Thornback, J.

This publication has been scanned by the Biodiversity Heritage Library and is available onlineThe PDF is also available [6.18 MB].

 

 

 

 

Threatened Birds of Africa and Related Islands. The ICBP/IUCN Red Data Book Part1 (1985)

Collar, N.J., Stuart, S.N. and Arlott, N.

Published by IUCN and ICBP (International Council for Bird Preservation).

Not available online.

 

 

 

Threatened Swallowtail Butterflies of the World (1985)

Collins, N.M. and Morris, M.G.

This publication has been scanned by the Biodiversity Heritage Library and is available online.

 

 

 

 

The IUCN Amphibia – Reptilia Red Data Book. Part 1: Testudines, Crocodylia, Rhynchocephalia (1982)

Groombridge, B. and Wright, L. (compilers)

This publication has been scanned by the Biodiversity Heritage Library and is available online.

 

 

 

 

The IUCN Invertebrate Red Data Book (1983)

Wells, S.M., Pyle, R.M. and Collins, N.M. (compilers)

This publication has been scanned by the Biodiversity Heritage Library and is available online.

 

 

 

 

The IUCN Mammal Red Data Book. Part 1: Threatened Mammalian Taxa of the Americas and the Australasian Zoogeographic Region (excluding Cetacea) (1982)

Thornback, J. and Jenkins, M. (compilers)

This publication has been scanned by the Biodiversity Heritage Library and is available online.

 

 

 

 

 Endangered Birds of the World: the ICBP Bird Red Data Book (1981)

King, W.B.

Reprint of Red Data Book, Vol.2:Aves published by IUCN with WWF and UNEP support, 1966-1979.

Not available online.

 

 

Red Data Book. Volume 3. Amphibia and Reptilia (1979)

Honegger, R.E. (compiler)

Not available online.

 

 

 

Red Data Book. Volume 2. Aves (1978–1979)

King, W.B. (compiler)

Not available online.

 

 

 

Red Data Book. Volume 4. Pisces: Freshwater Fishes (1979)

Miller, R.R. (compiler)

Not available online.

 

 

 

 

The IUCN Plant Red Data Book (1978)

Lucas, G. and Synge, H. (compilers)

Comprising Red Data Sheets on 250 selected plants threatened on a world scale.

Not available online.

 

 

 

Red Data Book. Volume 3. Amphibia and Reptilia (1975)

Honegger, R.E. (compiler)

Not available online.

 

 

 

 

Red Data Book. Volume 1. Mammalia (1972–1979?)

Goodwin, H.A., Holloway, C.W. and Thornback, J. (compilers)

 

Not available online.

 

 

 

Red Data Book. Volume 1. Mammalia (1972–1979?)

Goodwin, H.A. and Holloway, C.W. (compilers)

Not available online.

 

 

 

 

Red Data Book. Volume 5. Angiospermae, a compilation (1970)

Melville, R. (compiler)

Not available online.

 

 

 

 

Red Data Book. Volume 2. Aves (1968)

ICBP (International Council for Bird Preservation) and IUCN

 

 

 

 

Red Data Book. Volume 2. Aves (1966)

    no image   Vincent, J. and Simon, N. (compilers)

Not available online.

  

 

Red Data Book. Volume 1. Mammalia, a compilation (1966)

Simon, N. (compiler)

Not available online.

 

 

 

 

 

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Specialist Group Red Lists:

 

The Red List of Mexican Cloud Forest Trees (2011)

González-Espinosa, M., Meave, J., Lorea-Hernández, F.G, Ibarra Manríques, G. and Newton, A.C. (2011)

Available for download as PDF [7.64 MB]

 

 

 

The Red List of Rhododendrons (2011)

Gibbs, D., Chamberlain, D. and Argent, G.

Available for download as PDF [5.04 MB]

 

 

 

The Red List of Maples (2009)

Gibbs, D. and Chen, Y.

Available for download as PDF [4.71 MB]

 

 

 

The Red List of Trees of Central Asia (2009)

Eastwood, A., Lazkov, G. and Newton, A.C.

Available for download as PDF [539.21 KB]

 

 

 

The Red List of Magnoliaceae (2007)

Cicuzza, D., Newton, A.C. and Oldfield, S.

Available for download as PDF [2.07 MB]

 

 

 

The Red List of Oaks (2007)

Eastwood, A. and Oldfield, S.

Available for download as PDF [621.92 KB]

 

 

 

The Red List of Trees of Guatemala (2006)

Vivero, J.L., Szejner, M., Gordon, J. and Magin, G.

 Available for download as PDF [1.21 MB]

 

 

 

The Red List of Endemic Trees and Shrubs of Ethiopia and Eritrea (2005)

Vivero, J.L., Ensermu Kelbessa and Sebsebe Demissew

 Available for download as PDF [1.24 MB]

 

 

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Other Publications:

 

The Harmonization of Red Lists for Threatened Species in Europe: Proceedings of an International Seminar in Leiden (2003)

Bánki, O.S., Bergamns, W., de Iongh, H.H. and van der Werff ten Bosch (editors)

Published by Netherlands Commission for International Protection.

Available for download as PDF [7.75 MB].

 

 

The Road to Extinction: Problems of categorizing the status of taxa threatened with extinction (1987)

Fitter, M. and Fitter, R.S.R (editors)

Proceedings of a Symposium held by the Species Survival Commission, Madrid, 7 and 9 November 1984.

Available for download as PDF [2.26 MB].

 

 

 

Wildlife for Man: How and why we should conserve our species

Fitter, R.S.R.

Not available for download.

 

 

 

 

Endangered Mammals of the World: Report on Status and Action Treatment (1968)

Joslin, P. and Matyanka, D.

Available for download as PDF [4.24 MB]

 

 

  

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