Effectiveness of “Тhe IUCN red list of threatened species” application on a regional scale: current state of the “Red Data books” of Russia

  • Igor Popov Department for Applied Ecology, Faculty of Biology, Saint Petersburg State University, Universitetskaya nab., 7–9, Saint Petersburg, 199034, Russian Federation http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2564-3294
  • Anastasia Fadeeva Department for Applied Ecology, Faculty of Biology, Saint Petersburg State University, Universitetskaya nab., 7–9, Saint Petersburg, 199034, Russian Federation
  • Elena Palenova Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Mokhovaya Str., 9, Moscow, 125009, Russian Federation http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2857-8790
  • George Shamilishvily Department for Applied Ecology, Faculty of Biology, Saint Petersburg State University, Universitetskaya nab., 7–9, Saint Petersburg, 199034, Russian Federation http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2183-7630
  • Kirill Gorin Department for Applied Ecology, Faculty of Biology, Saint Petersburg State University, Universitetskaya nab., 7–9, Saint Petersburg, 199034, Russian Federation
  • Andrey Burdo Department for Applied Ecology, Faculty of Biology, Saint Petersburg State University, Universitetskaya nab., 7–9, Saint Petersburg, 199034, Russian Federation
  • Evgenia Melchakova Department of Monitoring of the Forest Genetic Resources, “Center of Forest Protection in the Leningrad Area”, Institutskiy Pr., 21 M, Saint Petersburg, 194021, Russian Federation http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6004-5337
  • Yulia Trofimova Department for Applied Ecology, Faculty of Biology, Saint Petersburg State University, Universitetskaya nab., 7–9, Saint Petersburg, 199034, Russian Federation
  • Viktor Sukristik Department for Applied Ecology, Faculty of Biology, Saint Petersburg State University, Universitetskaya nab., 7–9, Saint Petersburg, 199034, Russian Federation http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4753-9527
  • Nadezhda Morova Department for Applied Ecology, Faculty of Biology, Saint Petersburg State University, Universitetskaya nab., 7–9, Saint Petersburg, 199034, Russian Federation http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6380-5496
  • Ksenia Kroo Department for Applied Ecology, Faculty of Biology, Saint Petersburg State University, Universitetskaya nab., 7–9, Saint Petersburg, 199034, Russian Federation
  • Yulia Kirillova Department for Applied Ecology, Faculty of Biology, Saint Petersburg State University, Universitetskaya nab., 7–9, Saint Petersburg, 199034, Russian Federation http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0699-8751

Abstract

Nowadays at least 140 Red Data books or lists are used in Russia. They reflect threatened species of various subdivisions of Russia in addition to all-Russian Red Data book. None of them uses criteria for the species assessment of the modern version of the IUCN list. Non-threatened species had not been included in the Russian red books. Most of species listed in the all-Russian Red Data book (77 %) has not yet been assessed for the IUCN red list. These particularities indicate on the necessity of gap-analysis in the planning of the following work on the IUCN red list keeping. It should focus first of all on revealing of the most urgent objectives, but not on the simple increase of species assessments. Now more than a half of species of “Тhe IUCN red list of threatened species” are not threatened ones, that is why its title does not reflect its contents.

Keywords

Red Data book, red list, methodology

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2017-04-01
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POPOV, Igor et al. Effectiveness of “Тhe IUCN red list of threatened species” application on a regional scale: current state of the “Red Data books” of Russia. Biological Communications, [S.l.], v. 62, n. 1, p. 57–60, apr. 2017. ISSN 2542-2154. Available at: <https://biocomm.spbu.ru/article/view/9>. Date accessed: 20 sep. 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.21638/11701/spbu03.2017.107.
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