Mandatory Disclosure

What is a Red Book?

A Red book is a series of lists that are produced by countries or organizations, which asses the risk of extinction to species. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species, founded in 1964, is the world’s most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of biological species!

The IUCN Red List is a wake-up call, reminding us that our natural world is becoming increasingly vulnerable. There are over 40,000 species are threatened with extinction. The list of some of the critically endangered animals are –

Endangered MammalsEndangered Birds
Pygmy HogAytha Baeri
Andaman White-toothedForest Owlet
Jenkin’s Andaman Spiny ShrewGreat Indian Bustard
Nicobar White-tailed ShrewBengal Florican
Kondana RatSiberian Crane
Elvira RatSpoon-billed Sandpiper
Nampdapha Flying SquirrelSociable Lapwing
Malabar CivetJerdon’s Courser
Endangered Reptiles Endangered Fishes
Gharial Pondicherry Shark
Hawksbill Turtle Ganges Shark
River Terrapin Knife-tooth Sawfish
Bengal Roof Turtle Large-tooth Sawfish.
Sispara day gecko Narrow-snout Sawfish

IUCN seeks to influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable.

Hansika Verma
Inspiring VA