Chapter 3. Why is Biodiversity Important? Why Is It Threatened? An Exploration with the IUCN “Red List” of Threatened Species

  1. James P. Gibbs,
  2. Malcolm L. Hunter Jr. and
  3. Eleanor J. Sterling

Published Online: 26 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444319576.ch3

Problem-Solving in Conservation Biology and Wildlife Management

Problem-Solving in Conservation Biology and Wildlife Management

How to Cite

Gibbs, J. P., Hunter, M. L. and Sterling, E. J. (2008) Why is Biodiversity Important? Why Is It Threatened? An Exploration with the IUCN “Red List” of Threatened Species, in Problem-Solving in Conservation Biology and Wildlife Management, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444319576.ch3

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 OCT 2009
  2. Published Print: 8 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405152877

Online ISBN: 9781444319576

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Keywords:

  • biodiversity importance;
  • World Conservation Union and list of imperiled and extinct species;
  • Red List of Threatened Species or ‘Red List’;
  • securing imperiled species list;
  • Red List categories of interest;
  • structure of IUCN Red List categories;
  • imperiled species of significant ecological value, function, or service;
  • IUCN list categories and criteria - common language of conservation biologists

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Objective

  • Procedures

  • Expected Products

  • Discussion

  • Making It Happen

  • Further Resources