Since its creation, the Freshwater Biodiversity Unit of the IUCN's Species Programme has published a number of reports, journal articles, and even a book. These are all available for download here. Many of our collaborators have also made use of the data in their own publications. Data from regional assessments, including GIS shapefiles and species summaries are available for download from the Freshwater Biodiversity Unit.


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Copyright: © 2010 IUCN

Citation: To cite these summary results for Pan-Africa freshwater taxa, use the following format, changing the download date as appropriate:

IUCN 2010. An analysis of the status and distribution of freshwater biodiversity in Continental Africa on the IUCN Red List <>. Downloaded on 2 September 2010.

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The submission of comments, corrections and additional information on freshwater taxa is most welcome and should be sent to the IUCN Freshwater Biodiversity Unit.

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