Click here to visit the IUCN Species Survival Commission homepage.
Use this website to get access to the range of current IUCN Red List guidance documents and Red List assessment tools.
The Sampled Red List Index (SRLI) is a new initiative to broaden the taxonomic coverage of The IUCN Red List in order to better represent biodiversity, provide increased species data coverage, enable a better understanding of biodiversity status and trends, and to identify key regions and taxa that require greater conservation attention.
Regional and National Red Lists provide an equivalent method to assess species status at smaller spatial scales – at the local, national or regional level. In 2003, IUCN published guidelines to assess the conservation status of species at regional levels. Over 100 countries and regions have so far developed National and Regional Red Lists, and National Red Lists are becoming a valuable tool for planning and promoting conservation.
Butterfly Conservation is a British non-profit whose mission is the conservation of butterflies, moths and the environment. Butterfly Conservation was formed by a small group of dedicated naturalists in 1968 following the alarming decline of many beautiful butterflies.
This organisation is responsible for Lepidoptera conservation in Africa. On this website you can find details about the Red List Lepidoptera that the Trust promotes the conservation of.
The Lepidopterists’ Society embraces a wide range of interests and viewpoints concerning the study and appreciation of moths and butterflies. There are now members in over 60 countries.
The McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity serves both research and public education functions. The center includes the 6,400-square-foot living Butterfly Rainforest, an adjacent 4,600-square-foot exhibit gallery featuring information about Lepidoptera and rain forests worldwide, as well as more than 31,000 square feet of research laboratories and collection space.
NABA is a North American membership-based not-for-profit organization working to increase public enjoyment and conservation of butterflies.
The Museum is a world-class visitor attraction and leading science research centre. It uses its unique collections and unrivalled expertise to tackle the biggest challenges facing the world today. It cares for more than 80 million specimens spanning billions of years and welcomes more than five million visitors annually.
The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.
San Diego Zoo Global is a not-for-profit organization that operates the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research. It is committed to saving species worldwide by uniting its expertise in animal care and conservation science with its dedication to inspiring passion for nature.
Since 1990, WWF Mexico has worked to effect conservation in the Mexican countryside while influencing environmental policy on a national level.
The Xerces Society is a nonprofit organization that protects wildlife through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitat. Established in 1971, the Society is at the forefront of invertebrate protection worldwide, harnessing the knowledge of scientists and the enthusiasm of citizens to implement conservation programs.
Zoo Outreach Organization (ZOO), along with WILD and SAZARC, work together with other institutions and individuals throughout the world to in situ and ex situ for the purpose of promoting conservation education, conservation research, conservation welfare, all promoting conservation action.
This site allows citizen scientists to keep track of all of their butterfly sightings. The data also provides important information that the North American Butterfly Association will analyze to help answer scientists’ questions about butterfly distributions, abundance, and conservation.
eButterfly is an international, data driven project dedicated to butterfly biodiversity, conservation, and education.
The United Kingdom Butterfly Monitoring Scheme (UKBMS), a merger of the long-running Butterfly Monitoring Scheme (BMS) with Butterfly Conservation’s co-ordination of ‘independent’ transects. The scheme now records data on over 1,000 sites annually and also incorporates the Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey (WCBS).
Every winter, monarch butterflies gather by the dozens, hundreds, and even thousands at more than 200 overwintering groves up and down the California coast. An incredible group of citizen scientists monitor these groves each year, gathering information on habitat conditions and estimating population numbers. The highlight of this effort is the annual Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count (WMTC), which takes place for three weeks around the Thanksgiving holiday.