Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Mapping Endangered Species


The International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources's Red List of Threatened Species is a comprehensive database of animal and plant species which are at risk of extinction around the world.

The IUCN Red List website allows you to search for specific animals or plants and view an interactive map showing where the species still exists in the wild and any protected areas provided for the species. For example this map visualizes the remaining range of the leopard. The map highlights areas where the leopard is still extant (shaded yellow) and the areas where the leopard once ranged but is now extinct (shown in red).

You can use the IUCN Red List search bar to view interactive maps showing the range of any threatened species. You can search for a species using either its common or scientific name.


What is Missing? is a global map and timeline of animal species around the world that have either become or are in danger of becoming extinct. What is Missing? includes both a global map and a timeline view of these animal species. In both the map and timeline view you can select any of the individual markers to learn more about the individual endangered or extinct animal species.

What is Missing? includes a number of videos and stories providing information about some of the planet's most endangered species. It also includes information about actions that you can take as an individual to help protect endangered animals, prevent habitat loss and reduce emissions.
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