The Mediterranean Red List project aims to provide information on the conservation status of the fauna and flora in the Mediterranean region, assessing approximately 6,000 species in different taxonomic groups, according to the IUCN Red List Categories and criteria. The species assessments are made at the regional level, focusing on the Mediterranean basin biodiversity hotspot (as to Mittermeier et al.2004), with the exception of the Macaronesian islands.
The Mediterranean Red List constitutes a review of the conservation status of species at the regional level, and identifies species that are threatened with extinction and the main threats that they are facing. Therefore, it is a powerful tool to lead and prioritize conservation actions in the Mediterranean region.
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