14 Feb 2022

What is the Red List?

  • The international union for conservation of nature’s redlist of threatened species is the world’s most comprehensive information source on the global extinction risk of animal, fungus and plant species
  • An indicator of the health of the world’s biodiversity
  • A guide for future conservation and funding priorities
  • Provides information about geographic range, population size, habitat and ecology, use and/or trade, threats and conservation action


What is the National Red List of threatened Species?

The national redlist of threatened species is a list that categorises species into different levels of extinction risk. The list is developed based on IUCN guidelines and categorises species to respective threat level. The list of threatened species will be used for decision making at national level in regards to species protection, management and other conservation measures.


National Red List Categories


Taxa Evaluated

1. Marine Reptiles

2. Corals















Taxa Under Evaluation

  1. Mangroves

Additional Links

  1. IUCN Red List
  2. USAID Maldives
  3. IUCN Maldives