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Red List of Threatened Species


October 26, 2010

Global figures for 2010.4 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Total species assessed = 55,926

Extinct = 791

Extinct in the Wild = 63

Critically Endangered = 3,565

Endangered = 5,256

Vulnerable = 9,530

Near Threatened = 4,014

Total Lower Risk/conservation dependent = 269 (this is an old category that is gradually being phased out of the Red List)

Data Deficient = 8,358

Least Concern = 24,080

The figures presented above are only for those species that have been assessed for the IUCN Red List to date. Although not all of the world’s species have been assessed, the IUCN Red List provides a useful snapshot of what is happening to species today and highlights the urgent need for conservation action.

Learn more about IUCN and The Red List.