News Release

New IUCN Red List map browser: visualize and explore

08 December 2011

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species website has a brand new feature designed to facilitate the  exploration and visualization of species distribution ranges.

This new ‘map browser’ allows Red List users to understand species’ distribution with the help of underlying imagery, both terrestrial and marine. Over 30,000 species maps can be explored in the browser, including all comprehensively assessed groups (such as amphibians, mammals, birds and several marine groups including corals, sharks and many others), as well as several freshwater groups.

You can zoom in and out of the maps, and overlay 12 base maps which can be accessed via the basemap feature. The map browser can be accessed via the map thumbnails on individual species fact sheets on the Red List website.

IUCN would like to thank the MAVA Foundation for their support for this excellent enhancement to the information on the IUCN Red List website.

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