SSC Home
Red List home
Search the Red List
About the Red List
Global Species Assessment 2004
Technical Documents
Biodiversity Assessments
IUCN Red List Products and Publications
Archive
Information for Media
Contact Us
 

 

 
  2006 Red List of Threatened Species  
 
 Home   
 


Polar bears (Ursus maritimus). Photo © Robert & Carolyn BuchananPRESS RELEASE: Release of the 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species reveals ongoing decline of the status of plants and animals 2 May 2006
The number of known threatened species reaches 16,119. The ranks of those facing extinction are joined by familiar species like the polar bear, hippopotamus and desert gazelles; together with ocean sharks, freshwater fish and Mediterranean flowers. Positive action has helped the white-tailed eagle and offers a glimmer of hope to Indian vultures. Full releaseComunicado completoCommuniqué complet

Click here to search the Red List
Too big to publish as a book, the Red List is available online as a searchable database. Search the Red List by species, country, threat, year, habitat or other. Red List databaseHow to search by region
White-tailed eagle. Photo by Chris Gomersall/RSPB ImagesPhotos in the Red List website gallery are available on request for media. For a wider selection try ARKive, a digital library with films, photographs and audio recordings of the world’s species. Photo galleryARKive

Going up, going down, gone?

Fighting the extinction crisis


 

 
Inside the 2006 Red List  
2006 homepage
Portraits in Red: case studies of threatened species
Going up, going down, gone?
Fighting the extinction crisis
Photo gallery
Summary statistics
Press release  
Factsheet about Threatened Species  

A brief explanation of the Red List categories  
Background to the Red List  
 
Red List partners  
Global Species Assessment (2004)