The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) and the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) are launching the 2016 Red List of Mammals of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. This Red List provides an up-to-date assessment of the state of South African mammals, of which 57 (17%) are deemed to be threatened with extinction and 34 (10%) are Near Threatened.
Assessments are carried out through vast networks of scientists, conservationists and other stakeholders pooling their knowledge. Red Lists have become the backbone of global conservation as a unified and standardized tool to measure biodiversity loss and inform policy and conservation planning. The 2016 Red List of Mammals of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland was produced by the EWT and SANBI, with collaboration from the universities of Cape Town and Pretoria’s MammalMAP and the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC), provincial and national conservation agencies, museums and universities. For more information on these Red Lists, click here.
The Karoo Predator Project took part in several of these assessments for:
- the caracal
- the black-footed cat
- the black-backed jackal (soon to be available)
- the grey rhebok (national (soon to be available) and global)
- the chacma baboon
Have a look at them, they are full of interesting information!