A classification of the biogeographical provinces of the world. Mapping endangered mammals for conservation ee publishers. The entire project was sponsored by vodacom, the national research foundation and the lomas wildlife trust. Cape fur seals arctocephalus pusillus pusillus, a protected species, have become abundant in the benguela ecosystem off the west coast of southern africa present population size about 1. In the 2000 red data book, two species were classified as regionally extinct, five as critically endangered, 11 as. These criteria are relevant to all species and all regions of the world. The red data books rdbs are designed to assess the status and threats to the animals occurring within a country or other specified area and to highlight. Continued conservation effort is needed to enhance the recovery of all. A conservation assessment of potamochoerus larvatus. Distribution and population estimate for the chacma baboon.
South africa, officially the republic of south africa rsa, is the southernmost country in africa. Not evaluated ne has not yet been evaluated against the criteria. Barashkova et al 2017 significance of protected areas for. Tor for screening recommended terms of reference for the consideration of biodiversity in environmental assessment and decision making botanical society of sa conservation unit. South african national biodiversity institute and department of environmental affairs, pretoria, south africa. Their presence was also a poignant reminder of the important event of the day, and that was the launch of the red data book of the mammals of south africa. Here is a list of the 10 most endangered animals in south africa this list is in no particular order as correct figures about populations are hard to access. Finally, chapter 3provides some examples of red listed species in south africa from taxonomic groups assessed by. The assessment has been published in a book entitled the red list of. A conservation assessment 2 network in partnership with the endangered wildlife trust ewt coordinated and managed the project. Threatened species programme sanbi red list of south.
Cbsg southern africa, conservation breeding specialist group ssciucn endangered wildlife trust, south africa. The red data book of the mammals of south africa an. Far more than a list of species and their status, it is a. Conservation assessment of south african mammals 1. African bat conservation news red data book of south african mammals page 2 thanks to the sponsorship by the cellular network company vodacom, the south african mammal camp conservation assessment management plan was held in 2002.
These results suggest that the two conservation priority assessment techniques used in the present study may represent a practical and quantitative method for determining regional conservation priorities, and include. The 2016 mammal red list of south africa lesotho and swaziland forms part of a series of national red list projects recently completed by sanbi and partners, which include butterflies, reptiles and birds. Gland, switzerland, 4 july 2004 iucnthe world conservation union. An update of the top ten south african mammals that are facing extinction. A conservation assessment is the first ever conservation assessment of every terrestrial and marine mammal in south africa, using the iucn red list of threatened species criteria at regional level. The new red data book was published by birdlife south africa in 2000. It brings up to date the current scientific knowledge of, and level of threat facing the mammals of south africa, makes recommendations for strategic conservation and management of threatened mammals and their habitats and is intended to improve the. Tor for screening south african national biodiversity. The major habitats for threatened species have been refined to vegetation types as described in south africas national vegetation map. An update to the red list of the mammals of south africa national. With over 58 million people, it is the worlds 24thmost populous nation and covers an area of 1,221,037 kilometres 758,717 mi.
A previous assessment published in 1986 covered only a subset of species. It is now possible to get a list of threatened species associated with each vegetation type, simply by typing the name of the vegetation type in the search box above. Largescale distribution patterns of carnivores in\ud. Iucn cat specialist group library update 2017 07 wild. Pdf the red list of mammals of south africa, swaziland and. These components were in turn subjected to two quantitative conservation priority assessment techniques in an attempt to determine regional conservation priorities for south african terrestrial mammals. Thirtythree biologists, conservationists and researchers from south africa gath. Conservation assessment of south african mammals abstract conservation assessment of south african mammals student.
Red data books and lists are iucn world conservation union, species survival. Chapter 2provides detail on the iucns system of red list categories and criteria, as well as information on how assessments are conducted, and how red list data are applied in species conservation. Established in 1964, the international union for conservation of natures red list of threatened species has evolved to become the worlds most comprehensive information source on the global conservation status of animal, fungi and plant species. Programme a guide to red lists and their use in conservation. Raw data to red list iucn red list of threatened species. Aziz et al 2017 tiger and prey poaching in the bangladesh sundarbans. Listed as vulnerable in the red data book for south africa, lesotho and swaziland crawford 2000. Search results environmental information service namibia. Introduction red data books and red lists the growth of public awareness in the problem of the decline and possible extinction of taxa originated in the early 1960s with the development of the world conservation union iucn red data book concept pioneered by sir peter scott magin et al. Kruger park times top ten endangered mammals in sa. The revision was made possible by over 400 experts who provided their data and expertise to inform each assessment. The riverine rabbit bunolagus monticularis is one of the worlds rarest and most endangered mammals and is south africas most endangered wildlife species. The revision was made possible by over 400 experts who provided. The 2016 red list of mammals of south africa, lesotho and.
Listed in appendix ii of the convention for the conservation of migratory species of wild animals bonn convention. Terrestrial mammals south african national scientific programmes report smithers, reay h. The iucn red list of threatened species is essentially a checklist of taxa that have undergone an extinction risk assessment using the iucn red list categories and criteria. It covers 295 terrestrial and marine species and subspecies of mammals, which were assessed within south african borders, excluding. The endangered wildlife trust ewt and the south african national biodiversity. The red data book of the mammals of south africa an important. A comparative analysis of components incorporated in.
Conservation breeding specialist group ssciucn, endangered wildlife trust, saxonwold, south africa. The endangered wildlife trust ewt and the south african national biodiversity institute sanbi launched the 2016 red list of mammals of south africa, lesotho and swaziland in december 2016. Cbsg southern africa, conservation breeding specialist group ssciucn. The endangered wildlife trust, with funding from vodacom and the nrf, produced the red data book for the mammals of south africa 2004, which involved a full assessment of 295 of south africas terrestrial and marine mammals.
A conservation assessment is the first ever conservation assessment of every terrestrial. More importantly, 12 of the mammal species were also listed as threatened in the 2004 red data book of south african mammals. Conservation breeding specialist group ssciucn endangered wildlife trust, johannesburg, south africa 2004. The red list of threatened species also known as the iucn red list or red data list, founded in 1964, is the worlds most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of biological species. Endangered marine mammals freshwater river dolphin south asian river dolphin because of the sound it produces. Pdf a conservation assessment of potamochoerus larvatus. Welcome to the red list of south african plants version 2017. It uses a set of criteria to evaluate the extinction risk of thousands of species and subspecies. Each week, well be bringing you new species assessments, and introducing you to our mammal of the week, based on this updated red list. South african national scientific programmes report no. Assessment of the conservation status of the indian ocean. Pdf a conservation assessment of philantomba monticola.
The iucn red list is a critical indicator of the health of the worlds biodiversity. This red list provides an uptodate assessment of the state of our mammals, of which 57. John ledger, former director of the endangered wildlife trust ewt, notes the many advances made in the almost twenty years between the previous red data book on south african mammals published in 1986 and this latest edition. A conservation assessment the top ten species identified as critically endangered and facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild are. Aziz et al 20 prioritizing threats to improve conservation strategy for tigers. Friedman y, daly b 2004 red data book of the mammals of south africa. Provide a general overview of the affected area in terms of connectivity, corridors, and. The list is updated by zoological survey of india zsi from time to time as per the international union for conservation of nature iucn, 1996. Data deficient dd not enough data to make an assessment of its risk of extinction. Iucn red list india as of march 2019 the list contains critically endangered, endangered and vulnerable species.
Very importantly, this publication does not simply cover the. In one of the continents largest collaborative conservation projects to date, south africa has become the first of the worlds megadiverse countries to fully assess the status of its entire flora a staggering 20 456 species. Resources mammal red list the endangered wildlife trust. The majority of assessments appearing on the iucn red list are carried out by members of the iucn species survival commission ssc, appointed red list authorities rlas. Terrestrial mammals south african national scientific programmes report. Iucn ssc conservation breeding specialist group and endangered wildlife trust, south africa. The red list of mammals of south africa, lesotho and swaziland philantomba monticola 7 loss of natural habitat from 1994 to 2011, with an average loss of 1.
The roughhaired golden mole is generally larger than most of the other species of golden mole, with a total length of 120175 mm and a mass of 90160 g. A conservation assessment, which included a conservation assessment of all 295 of south africas terrestrial and marine mammals, using the iucn 2001 red list criteria and categories of threat iucn, 2001. According to the red data book of the mammals of south africa. Contribution to providing data essential to the red list status evidence for population increase or decline. Threatened species lists as tools of environmental in africa. In order to facilitate comparisons with richard brookes red data book, the revision is based on the same area, south africa, lesotho and swaziland. The assessment region comprises south africa, swaziland and lesotho. Anonymous red data book of mammals of south africa. The international union for conservation of nature iucn red list is a. The red list of mammals of south africa, swaziland and lesotho.1139 928 776 771 224 1471 752 1464 949 874 820 613 669 683 1397 1035 102 61 1396 1480 823 1082 778 1148 20 1227 486 811 1075 202 262 655 66 797 848 294