Conservation Status


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    Director, Species Science
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    Lead Botanist
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    Senior Research Ecologist
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    Director of Science Information Resources
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Determining which species and ecosystems are thriving and which are rare or declining is crucial for targeting conservation toward elements of biodiversity in greatest need. NatureServe and its network members use a suite of factors to assess the conservation status of plants, animals, and ecological systems and communities.

Nodding yucca (Yucca cernua) is a G1 species, known from fewer than a dozen populations in southeast Texas. Photo by Sam Sheline | NatureServe.
  1. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

    ProductData, Maps & Tools
  2. Ecological Integrity Assessment

    ProductStandards & Methods
  3. Conservation Status Assessment

    ProductStandards & Methods
  4. IUCN Red List of Ecosystems

    Project
  5. InfoNatura

    ProductData, Maps & Tools
  6. Dimensions of Biodiversity

    Project
  7. Global Reptile Assessment

    Project
  8. Global Amphibian Assessment

    Project
  9. Species at Risk on DoD Installations

    Project

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