IUCN Red List of threatened bryophytes

The IUCN Red List of threatened species is an objective tool to assess the extinction risk of animals, plants and fungi, and thus serves as a global indicator of the threats to biodiversity.

The IUCN red listing system was originally designed for global scope, and has been adopted for application at regional and national levels.

The Global Bryophyte Red List (RL), and individual red-listed species, can be assessed and downloaded (after you have created an account) through the ‘Advanced Search’ option (link).

The current IUCN Bryophyte Red List contains species of Bryophyta (181), Marchantiophyta (98) and Anthocerotophya (2). Two-third of these are species (near)endemic to Europe that have been assessed during the European Red List project from 2015 to 2019 (downloadable report). Because of the restricted distribution of endemics, their regional assessment corresponds to the global assessment. Most of the non-European species assessments, however, are more than 10 years old, and in urgent need of a careful revision.

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