Conservation Assessment Tracking System (CATS)
Kew produces around two thousand conservation assessments every year, identifying highly threatened species and regions. A system is being developed to streamline the process of gathering and disseminating this data to get maximum impact for conservation.
Conservation assessments state the level of threat associated with a particular species or habitat. The assessment is often carried out using a system (e.g. IUCN Red List) that indicates the probability that the species will become extinct in the near future. Disseminating Kew’s conservation assessments to as wide an audience as possible is an essential part of ensuring conservation attention is given to the most threatened species and threatened areas in the world.
On this page we track Kew's conservation assessment output and also, as part of a wider compilation exercise, we show progress in plant assessments globally in response to the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation - Target 2:
"An assessment of the conservation status of all known plant species, as far as possible, to guide conservation action"
Kew Gardens - Conservation Assessment Tracker*
*Please note that the results below are incomplete and the database is continuously being updated
View the raw data here: CATS_23rd October 2013
Global Strategy for Plant Conservation - Target 2 interim list 2013
You can view the up-to-date interim list here: GSPC 2013 Interim List. Please note that the results are currently incomplete and the database is continuously being updated.
The interim list has been compiled from three major sources of assessments:
For more information see this poster of Global Strategy for Plant Conservation Target 2 interim list on Flickr.
The pie chart below gives a summary of the conservation status of species on the interim list.
Pie chart showing conservation status grouped into four categories
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