IUCN Red List Status

Although northeastern Africa was not analysed as a region, species assessments were still carried out where possible. This included assessing 108 endemic species, of which almost a third are threatened with extinction. This is an area which is not well studied, and not well represented in scientific literature. As a result, almost half of species did not have enough information available to complete an assessment, and are currently categorised as Data Deficient.

Summary of the IUCN Red List Category classifications at the global scale by taxonomic groupings
Taxon
Total
EX EW CR EN VU NT LC DD
Fishes    62 0% 0% 0% 7% 15% 0% 26% 53%
Molluscs    23 0% 0% 13% 13% 0% 0% 9% 65%
Odonates    14 0% 0% 0% 14% 50% 0% 21% 14%
Crabs     0 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Aquatic plants     9 0% 0% 0% 0% 78% 0% 0% 22%
Total  108 0% 0% 3% 8% 21% 0% 19% 48%

IUCN Red List Categories: EX - Extinct, RE - Regionally Extinct, EW - Extinct in the Wild, CR - Critically Endangered, EN - Endangered, VU - Vulnerable, NT - Near Threatened, LC - Least Concern, DD - Data Deficient

 

Although not all taxonomic groups could be assessed, a further 80 molluscs and 130 odonates were assessed at the regional level:

Summary of the IUCN Red List Category classifications at the regional scale by taxonomic groupings
Taxon Total EX EW RE CR EN VU NT LC DD
Molluscs  103 0% 0% 0% 4% 4% 1% 0% 43% 49%
Odonates  144 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 6% 0% 73% 18%

IUCN Red List Categories: EX - Extinct, RE - Regionally Extinct, EW - Extinct in the Wild, CR - Critically Endangered, EN - Endangered, VU - Vulnerable, NT - Near Threatened, LC - Least Concern, DD - Data Deficient