Useful links

BirdLife International: www.birdlife.org

BirdLife DataZone: http://datazone.birdlife.org/home

IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM: https://www.iucnredlist.org/

Red List:

Guidelines for Using the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria: https://www.iucnredlist.org/resources/redlistguidelines

IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria: https://www.iucnredlist.org/resources/categories-and-criteria

Red List Criteria Summary Sheet: https://www.iucnredlist.org/resources/summary-sheet

IUCN Red List Training course: https://www.conservationtraining.org/course/index.php?categoryid=23

Additional reading – Red List:

Akcakaya et al. 2000 – Making consistent IUCN classifications under uncertainty. Conservation Biology 14: 1001-1013 (https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1523-1739.2000.99125.x)

Akcakaya et al. 2006 – Use and misuse of the IUCN Red List Criteria in projecting climate change impacts on biodiversity. Global Change Biology 12: 2037-2043 (https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2486.2006.01253.x)

Brooks et al. 2019 – Measuring terrestrial area of habitat (AOH) and its utility for the IUCN Red List. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 34: 977-986 (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2019.06.009)

Butchart et al. 2004 – Measuring global trends in the status of biodiversity : Red List Indices for birds. PLoS Biology 2: e383 (https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.0020383)

Butchart et al. 2005 – Using Red List Indices to measure progress towards the 2010 target and beyond. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 360: 255-268 (https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2004.1583)

Butchart et al. 2018 – Which bird species have gone extinct? A novel quantitative classification approach. Biological Conservation 227 : 9-18 (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2018.08.014)

Gaston & Fuller 2009 – The sizes of species’ geographic ranges. Journal of Applied Ecology 46: 1-9 (https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2664.2008.01596.x)

Hoffmann et al. 2008 – Conservation planning and the IUCN Red List. Endangered Species Research 6: 113-125 (https://doi.org/10.3354/esr00087)

Hoffmann et al. 2010 – The impact of conservation on the status of the World’s vertebrates. Science 330: 1503-1509 (https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1194442)

Mace et al. 2008 – Quantification of extinction risk: IUCN’s system for classifying threatened species. Conservation Biology 22: 1424-1442 (https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1523-1739.2008.01044.x)

Stuart et al. 2010 – The Barometer of Life. Science 328 : 177 (https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1188606)


Taxonomy:

HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist: http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/taxonomy

Introduction to Volume 1: Non-passerines: https://www.hbw.com/sites/default/files/news/2017/Illustrated_Checklist_Vol1-Introduction.pdf

Introduction to Volume 2: Passerines: https://www.hbw.com/sites/default/files/news/2017/Illustrated_Checklist_Vol2-Introduction.pdf

Additional reading – Taxonomy:

Tobias et al. 2010 – Quantitative criteria for species delimitation. Ibis 152: 724-746 (https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1474-919X.2010.01051.x)