50 years of Red List: past, present and future

14 Oct 2014 18:00 - 19:45

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species is one of the most important tools of nature conservation, facilitating the flow of biodiversity information from the point of data collection to policy-makers around the world. 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the Red List: 50 years of helping to shape biodiversity conservation. In this meeting, we will explore  the past and the future of the IUCN Red List. How has the Red List become the foremost objective assessment tool for species extinction risk, using quantitative criteria applicable to the widest possible range of species? How are the data used to examine changes in biodiversity over time and track progress towards international conservation targets? What does the future hold, what part do national-level assessments play in driving what we know about the global status of species, how can we drive forward assessments of entire ecosystems and which direction should Red List development take for it to persist to its 100th anniversary?


Rebecca Miller, IUCN

Craig Hilton-Taylor, IUCN

Ben Collen, UCL

This meeting will be chaired by Simon Stuart, IUCN, and has been organised by Monika Bohm, ZSL.

This Science and Conservation event is free; seating is allocated on a first come, first served basis. Doors open at 5pm for a 6pm start.

Three-course dinner with the speakers

A dinner will follow this Science and Conservation Event and everyone is welcome.

Dinner is £35 per person (includes two glasses of wine). A booking form can be downloaded here: 14 October event (1.32 MB)

For all enquiries, please contact the Scientific Events Coordinator at scientific.events@zsl.org or call 0207 4496227.