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European Red Lists

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The European Red List is a review of the conservation status of c.6,000 European species (mammals, reptiles, amphibians, freshwater fishes, butterflies, dragonflies, and selected groups of beetles, molluscs, and vascular plants) according to IUCN regional Red Listing guidelines

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European Red List

Dataset contains European Red Lists of butterflies, dragonflies, saproxylic beetles, amphibians and reptiles, and mammals. Each of the categories occupies an individual table within the dataset.

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European Red List of butterflies, European Red List of dragonflies, European Red List of saproxylic beetles, European Red List of amphibians and reptiles

Field name Field definition Note Codes Data type
Kingdom Standard taxonomic rank text(20)
Phylum Standard taxonomic rank text(20)
Class Standard taxonomic rank text(30)
Order Standard taxonomic rank text(40)
Family Standard taxonomic rank text(40)
Genus Standard taxonomic rank text(50)
Species Standard taxonomic rank text(50)
Subspecies Standard taxonomic rank text(50)
Taxonomic notes Notes documenting recent taxonomic changes or any current taxonomic doubts or debates about the validity or identity of the taxon memo
Endemic to Europe indicate species endemic to geographical Europe (except the Caucassus) from Iceland in the west to Urals in the east (including parts of the Russian federation), and from Franz Josef Land in the north to the mediterranean in the south. The Canary Islands, Madeira and the Azores are also included. In the southest, the Caucasus region is not included. text(3)
Endemic to EU27 indicate species endemic to the area of the 27 Member States of the European Union text(3)
European regional Red List Category European regional Red List status see IUCN Red List definitions at http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/categories-and-criteria EX - Extinct
RE - Regionally Extinct
CR - Critically Endangered (= threatened species)
EN - Endangered (= threatened species)
VU - Vulnerable (= threatened species)
NT - Near Threatened
LC - Least Concern
DD - Data Deficient
NA - Not Applicable
NE - Not Evaluated
text(2)
Europe regional Red List Criteria Criteria used to define the European regional Red List status see IUCN Red List definitions at http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/categories-and-criteria text(50)
EU27 regional Red List Category EU27 regional Red List status see IUCN Red List definitions at http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/categories-and-criteria EX - Extinct
RE - Regionally Extinct
CR - Critically Endangered (= threatened species)
EN - Endangered (= threatened species)
VU - Vulnerable (= threatened species)
NT - Near Threatened
LC - Least Concern
DD - Data Deficient
NA - Not Applicable
NE - Not Evaluated
text(2)
EU27 regional Red List Criteria Criteria used to define the EU27 regional Red List status see IUCN Red List definitions at http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/categories-and-criteria text(50)
Rationale of the Red List Category Provide a rationale to justify the assessment in the Rationale for the Red List Assessment field. memo
Population Trend Document the trend of the population of the species (Increasing, Decreasing, Stable, unknown) text(20)
Range Summarize the current information available for the geographic range for the species memo
Population Summarize the information available for size and trend of the global population memo
Habitat Summarize the information available for suitable habitats and ecological requirements for the species memo
Threats Document the major threats affecting, or likely to affect, the taxon. memo
Conservation actions Document the conservation actions currently in place, and realistic actions needed to mitigate the threats causing declines (if any). memo
Red List Assessors Experts that assessed the European and EU27 regional Red list status for the species memo

 

European Red List of mammals

Field name Field definition Note Codes Data type
Kingdom Standard taxonomic rank text(20)
Phylum Standard taxonomic rank text(20)
Class Standard taxonomic rank text(30)
Order Standard taxonomic rank text(40)
Family Standard taxonomic rank text(40)
Scientific name Standard taxonomic rank text(50)
Taxonomic Notes Notes documenting recent taxonomic changes or any current taxonomic doubts or debates about the validity or identity of the taxon memo
Endemic to Europe indicate species endemic to geographical Europe (except the Caucassus) from Iceland in the west to Urals in the east (including parts of the Russian federation), and from Franz Josef Land in the north to the mediterranean in the south. The Canary Islands, Madeira and the Azores are also included. In the southest, the Caucasus region is not included. text(3)
Endemic to EU25 indicate species endemic to the area of 25 Member States of the European Union (2005) text(3)
European regional Red List Category European regional Red List status see IUCN Red List definitions at http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/categories-and-criteria EX - Extinct
RE - Regionally Extinct
CR - Critically Endangered (= threatened species)
EN - Endangered (= threatened species)
VU - Vulnerable (= threatened species)
NT - Near Threatened
LC - Least Concern
DD - Data Deficient
NA - Not Applicable
NE - Not Evaluated
text(2)
Europe regional Red List Criteria Criteria used to define the European regional Red List status see IUCN Red List definitions at http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/categories-and-criteria text(50)
EU25 regional Red List Category EU25 regional Red List status see IUCN Red List definitions at http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/categories-and-criteria EX - Extinct
RE - Regionally Extinct
CR - Critically Endangered (= threatened species)
EN - Endangered (= threatened species)
VU - Vulnerable (= threatened species)
NT - Near Threatened
LC - Least Concern
DD - Data Deficient
NA - Not Applicable
NE - Not Evaluated
text(2)
EU25 regional Red List Criteria Criteria used to define the EU25 regional Red List status see IUCN Red List definitions at http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/categories-and-criteria text(50)
Rationale of the Red List Category Provide a rationale to justify the assessment in the Rationale for the Red List Assessment field. memo
Conservation status analysis preliminary assessment of the Conservation status of the species, based on the IUCN Red List data text(40)
Range Summarize the current information available for the geographic range for the species memo
Population Summarize the information available for size and trend of the global population memo
Habitat Summarize the information available for suitable habitats and ecological requirements for the species memo
Threats Document the major threats affecting, or likely to affect, the taxon. memo
Conservation actions Document the conservation actions currently in place, and realistic actions needed to mitigate the threats causing declines (if any). memo
Red List Assessors Experts that assessed the European and EU25 regional Red list status for the species memo

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It identifies those species that are threatened with extinction at the European level so that appropriate conservation action can be taken to improve their status.

 
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