The IUCN Red List is the world’s most comprehensive information source on the global conservation status of animal, fungi and plant species and their links to livelihoods. It is not only a list of species and their status, but an invaluable tool for the conservation of the natural world.
To celebrate fifty years of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, we’re dedicating November to the BIAZA (British & Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums) zoo community to help highlight the conservation work carried out by “good” zoos.
Throughout the month we’ll be wearing red, raising funds and raising awareness of species that are vulnerable, threatened, endangered, critically endangered and even extinct in the wild.
Whilst BIAZA zoos curate exotic species from across the globe, we want to highlight that the Red List also includes species you may not expect to see on a threatened species list:
You’re less likely to see all of these birds in your garden than any time since the 1970s so, please look after them and make certain they’re fed with clean, safe bird diets - if the opportunity to feed them presents itself.