The IUCN Red List assesses the relative risk of species becoming extinct and monitors that risk over time. This module introduces you to the IUCN Red List, and highlights how IUCN Red List data is used to inform and catalyse conservation action.
Duration: 35 minutes
To carry out an IUCN Red List assessment, you need to fully understand the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria. This module covers all aspects of the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria and how to use this methodology to assess a species’ extinction risk.
Duration: 6 hours
- Editing Trainer: Caroline Pollock
A distribution map is important to support the Red List assessment and to allow useful analyses of spatial data for threatened species. Use this module to learn how to create a distribution map that meets all the requirements of the IUCN Red List mapping standards.
Duration: 30 minutes
The IUCN Species Information Service (SIS) is a centralized online database used for storing, managing and publishing data on the IUCN Red List. This module explains more about what SIS is, who can access it, and how to use the system.
Duration: 45 minutes
Regional Red Lists are important tools for conservation, informing and influencing conservation policies, actions, and decision-making at regional and national levels. This module outlines how to use the IUCN Red List methodology to complete scientifically rigorous Red List assessments for a regional or national Red List.
Duration: 60 minutes
Test your knowledge of the Red List Assessor Curriculum and print out your certificate of achievement.
In order to receive a Certificate of Achievement for the course, you must complete the final IUCN Red List Assessor Exam for Global or Regional Assessors with a minimum grade of 75%.
Duration: 2-3 hours
This exam is available for specific groups of people who are required or strongly encouraged to pass the exam with a higher score.
If any of the following roles apply to you, please contact the IUCN Red List Unit (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) for an enrolment key to get access to a separate exam page. Note that the groups listed below may be expanded in future:
- IUCN Red List Trainers
- IUCN Red List Unit staff
- Staff involved in managing IUCN Red List assessment projects
- IUCN Red List Partner staff involved in managing assessment projects
Note: Requirement and pass mark ≥90% at the discretion of Red List Partner institutions