The Red List Committee sets the standards of scientific quality for the IUCN SSC’s work on biodiversity assessments, develops guidelines on the application of these standards, ensures that evaluations of petitions against the listing of particular taxa on The IUCN Red List are carried out professionally and impartially, and builds collaboration with other organisations working on biodiversity assessments.
The Red List Committee includes representatives of the Red List Partnership, the IUCN Species Survival Commission, and the IUCN Global Species Programme, as well as several co-opted members.
Working Groups and Task Forces
The Red List Committee delegates detailed technical work to working groups and task forces with agreed terms of reference. Current groups include: the Red List Technical Working Group, the National Red List Working Group, and the Species Conservation Success Task Force.
Red List Technical Working Group
Chair: Malin Rivers
National Red List Working Group
Chair: Katherine Secoy
National (and Regional) Red Lists (NRLs) provide countries with key information about species status within their borders and can be used directly for national conservation and planning policies that support the effective protection of biodiversity.
Species Conservation Success Task Force
Co-chairs: Barney Long and Liz Bennet