European Red Lists of species

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Prod-ID: DAT-22-en
Created 02 Dec 2016 Published 13 Dec 2016 Last modified 13 Dec 2016
The European Red Lists of species is a review of the conservation status of more than 10 000 European species (mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, freshwater and marine fishes, butterflies, dragonflies, freshwater molluscs, selected groups of beetles, terrestrial molluscs, vascular plants including medicinal plants, bees, grasshoppers, locusts and crickets), according to IUCN regional Red Listing guidelines applied to the EU28 and to the Pan-European level. New in the 2016 version of the database is the inclusion of European Red List of grasshoppers, locusts and crickets.

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European Red List

The dataset contains European Red Lists. Each of the species groups occupies an individual table within the dataset.

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Red List tables

IdTable Name
1 European_Mammals_Red_List_Nov_2009
2 European_Amphibians_Reptiles_Red_List_Nov_2009
3 European_Butterflies_Red_List_March_2010
4 European_Saproxylic_Beetles_Red_List_March_2010
5 European_Dragonflies_Red_List_March_2010
6 European_Freshwater_Molluscs_Red_List_Sep_2011
7 European_Freshwater_Fishes_Red_List_Sep_2011
8 European_Plants_Red_List_Sep_2011
9 European_Terrestrial_Molluscs_Red_List_Sep_2011
10 European_Medicinal_Plants_Red_List_April_2015
11 European_Bees_Red_List_April_2015
12 European_Marine_Fishes_Red_List_June_2015
13 European_Birds_Red_List_June_2015
14 European_Grasshoppers_Locusts_Crickets_Red_List_October_2016

 

Field NameDefinitionNoteCodesData TypeTables (IDs)
Kingdom Standard taxonomic rank text(20) 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14
Phylum Standard taxonomic rank text(20) 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14
Class Standard taxonomic rank text(30) 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14
Order Standard taxonomic rank text(40) 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14
Family Standard taxonomic rank text(40) 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14
Scientific Name Standard taxonomic rank text(50) 1
Genus Standard taxonomic rank text(50) 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14
Species Standard taxonomic rank text(50) 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14
Subspecies Standard taxonomic rank text(50) 2,3,4,5,8,10,11
Taxonomic Authority Name(s) of the author(s) who published the original description of the taxon. If a taxon’s name or placement has been changed since the original description, the original authority's name is placed in parentheses. For animals, the authority’s names(s) are followed by the year the original description was published. For animal subspecies, only one authority name appears: for nominate subspecies (i.e. the subspecies name matches the species name), the authority for the species description is used; for other subspecies, the authority is the name and year for the description of that subspecies. For plants, the author(s) name(s) are often abbreviated and the year of original publication is not included; if taxonomic changes are made for plants, the original author(s) name(s) are placed in brackets and the author(s) responsible for the altered name are added outside of the brackets. For plant subspecies and varieties, the authors of both the species-level and subspecies/variety-level descriptions are cited. text(60) 11,12,13,14
Taxonomic Notes Notes documenting recent taxonomic changes or any current taxonomic doubts or debates about the validity or identity of the taxon memo 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14
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) 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14
Endemic to EU25/27/28 indicate species endemic to the area of the 25/27/28 Member States of the European Union text(3) 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,13,14
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(10) 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14
European 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) 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14
EU25/27/28 regional Red List Category EU25/27/28 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(10) 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,13,14
EU25/27/28 regional Red List Criteria Criteria used to define the EU25/27/28 regional Red List status see IUCN Red List definitions at http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/categories-and-criteria text(50) 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,13,14
Conservation status analysis preliminary assessment of the Conservation status of the species, based on the IUCN Red List data text(40) 1
Rationale of the Red List Category Provide a rationale to justify the assessment in the Rationale for the Red List Assessment field. memo 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14
Population Trend Document the trend of the population of the species (Increasing, Decreasing, Stable, unknown) text(20) 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14
Range Summarize the current information available for the geographic range for the species memo 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14
Population Summarize the information available for size and trend of the global population memo 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14
Habitat Summarize the information available for suitable habitats and ecological requirements for the species memo 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14
Threats Document the major threats affecting, or likely to affect, the taxon. memo 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14
Conservation Actions Document the conservation actions currently in place, and realistic actions needed to mitigate the threats causing declines (if any). memo 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14
Red List Reviewers Names of the reviewers of the assessment. The Reviewers role is to read the information presented in the assessment and confirm whether the information has been interpreted appropriately and the IUCN Red List Criteria have been applied correctly memo 11,12,14
Red List Assessors Experts that assessed the European and EU25/27/28 regional Red list status for the species memo 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14
Use and Trade Information available for any utilization and/or trade of the taxon (local, national and international trade). memo 6,7,8,9,10,11,12,14
Red List Contributors Names of the Contributors of the assessment. Contributors provide information specifically for use in the species account, but they are not directly involved in the actual assessment itself. memo 11,12,14
Assessment Date Date of the finalisation of the assessment datetime 13

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

European red list assessments so far have been done at two geographical levels:

1) EU level : European part of the territory of the EU28, EU27 or EU25 as stated in the specific table (including Canary Islands, Madeira and Açores)

2) Pan-European level : this level is including all European countries (including the entire area in level 1), the European part of Turkey and the European part of Russia up to the Ural, but excluding the Russian Caucasus, Anatolian Turkey and the other Caucasus countries.

Exceptions from this approach has been taken by the EU Red list of freshwater fishes, where the Pan-European level assessment includes the entire Black sea basin, the northern Caspian sea basin and hence the northern Caucasus in general.

For the Red List of Marine Fishes, no distinction has been made between the EU28 and the Pan-European assessment. In addition, for practical reasons, the European Red List of Marine Fishes covers the entire Mediterranean sea rather than only its European part.

The year of delivery and the number of species assessed by group is as follows

Delivery yearGroupNumber of assessed species
2009 mammals; reptiles and amphibians 261; 237
2010 butterflies; dragonflies; saproxylic beetles (living in deadwood) 483; 142; 436
2011 vascular plants; freshwater molluscs; terrestrial molluscs; freshwater fishes 1826; 868; 1234; 532
2015 medicinal plants; birds; bees; marine fishes 400; 533; 1965; 1220
2016 grasshoppers, locusts and crickets 1082



 
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