IUCN Red List for the Lower Mekong, 2015

Data from the The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015-4, showing the total number of animal species in each category of the Red List, e.g. endangered, threatened, etc, across the Lower Mekong region. Collated for a visualization on the OD Mekong Environment and natural resources page (https://opendevelopmentmekong.net/topics/environment-and-natural-resources/).

Data Resources (2)

Data Resource Preview - IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015-4: Table 6a: Red List Category summary country totals (Animals)

Additional Info

Field Value
Dataset topic category
  • Animals
  • Environment and natural resources
Language
  • English
Use limitations "Neither (a) IUCN Red List Data nor (b) any work derived from or based upon IUCN Red List Data (i.e., “Derivative Works”) may be put to Commercial Use without the prior written permission of IUCN." http://www.iucnredlist.org/info/terms-of-use
Dataset reference date 02/09/2016
Date uploaded 05/09/2016
Date of last revision 05/09/2016
Temporal extent's start date 01/01/2015
GeoNames
  • Cambodia
  • Viet Nam
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Thailand
  • Myanmar
Process Step The two PDF documents for animal and plant categories by country downloaded from IUCN. Copied the table containing data for Southeast Asia to an Excel spreadsheet, and then removed the countries not part of the Lower Mekong, to leave Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. While the data for plants was copied to the spreadsheet, only the animal species data was used in the visualization created in Tableau Public.
Lineage IUCN 2015. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015-4. <http://www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 9 May 2016. Tabe 6a, Number of animal species in each IUCN Red List Category by country. Page 2 (Southeast Asia) http://cmsdocs.s3.amazonaws.com/summarystats/2015-4_Summary_Stats_Page_Documents/2015_4_RL_Stats_Table_6a.pdf Table 6b: Red List Category summary country totals (Plants) http://cmsdocs.s3.amazonaws.com/summarystats/2015-4_Summary_Stats_Page_Documents/2015_4_RL_Stats_Table_6b.pdf
Responsible party ODI researcher: David Hill IUCN Global Species Programme Red List Unit. Tel: +44 (0)1223 331199. redlist@iucn.org
Attributes Excel spreadsheet with three tabs containing data copied from the IUCN document, and others with reformatted data for the visualization in Tableau Public. One tab contains notes and source comments.
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