Barcelona revs up for IUCN Red List Launch

05 October 2008 | International news release

The most comprehensive update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ will be unveiled this afternoon at IUCN’s World Conservation Congress in Barcelona. The Red List now covers nearly 45,000 species. The Global Mammal Assessment will be released at the same time and will include an update on all 5,490 of the world’s mammals.


  • 'The IUCN Red List is the global gold standard for informing conservation action.” Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Director General of IUCN
  • “The Red List shows us where danger is at its greatest for individual species.” Sir David Attenborough