BirdLife seeking input for the 2013 IUCN Red List

To: "'Birding Aus'" <>
Subject: BirdLife seeking input for the 2013 IUCN Red List
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Thu, 9 May 2013 18:00:24 +1000
Not sure why this was posted to Africa and not to Australia.
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 On Behalf Of Kariuki Ndang'ang'a
Sent: Thursday, 9 May 2013 5:13 PM      To: africanbirding; zambia birding;
Subject: [AfricanBirding] BirdLife seeking input for the 2013 IUCN Red List

see below...more at

From: Joe Taylor Sent: Thursday, April 04, 2013 6:18 PM      Subject:
BirdLife International is seeking input for the 2013 IUCN Red List via the
Globally Threatened Bird Forums
[Please accept our apologies if you receive this email more than once.]
Dear all,
BirdLife International is seeking input for the 2013 IUCN Red List update
via the Globally Threatened Bird Forums.
BirdLife invites you to participate in an online consultation process to
discuss proposed revisions to the global threat status (i.e. IUCN Red List
category of extinction risk) for selected species in each region or relevant
to each taxonomic specialist group.
New discussion topics have recently been posted.
BirdLife International is collaborating with Lynx Edicions (publishers of
the Handbook of the Birds of the World) on the production of a new
checklist, which will form the basis for BirdLife's assessments of the
status of the world's birds. In preparation for the checklist, the criteria
described by Tobias
pdf> et al. (2010), for defining species limits, are being applied to
potential splits and lumps, at first for non-passerines, such that the 2013
Red List will include numerous taxonomic changes.
In addition to forum topics on currently recognised species for which we
have received new information, a large number of forum topics are being
posted this year to solicit comments on the status of newly defined species
that are thought to qualify as Globally Threatened or Near Threatened, as
well as presumed Least Concern species resulting from the same taxonomic
The vast majority of topics for 2013 have now been posted on the forum site,
but a few further discussions will be added over the next few weeks so do
please keep checking back for updates. Please visit the forums to review the
topics listed under your regions and taxonomic groups of expertise. We would
be very grateful  for comments on the suggested categories; do please post
comments in support of proposals as well as with corrections and additional
 Globally Threatened Bird (GTB) Forums website
The forums can be found at
<> Please read the
<> welcome and
the-forums/> instruction pages for more details.
 How your information and opinion can influence the global conservation
status of the world's birds
.         To read and contribute to discussions on the species under review,
visit the new forums at
.         Click each link to view a discussion topic on each species or
taxonomic change, giving the rationale for the status review or a request
for information. 
.         Make your contribution through the forum by typing it in the box
below the topic, and then clicking "Post a comment" (there is no need to
register or create a user account). Posts are then added subsequently by
forum moderators (therefore there may be a delay before your posting appears
on the site). For contributions that are used, your name and affiliation
will be explicitly acknowledged in the species accounts that will appear on
the BirdLife and IUCN websites, and in future publications. 
.         The initial deadline for contributions is 15 July 2013, when we
will assess the contributions made. We will then post up a draft list of
preliminary decisions and you will have two more weeks to comment further
before final decisions are posted. The new and revised species assessments
and updated factsheets will be released subsequently on the BirdLife website
and incorporated into the IUCN Red List.
.         To maximise feedback, please distribute this message as quickly
and widely as possible to relevant people within your networks. 
.         Note that the selected species under discussion are those for
which newly published information is available (or new unpublished
information has been sent to BirdLife) that implies a revision may be
appropriate given the IUCN Red List criteria and quantitative thresholds, or
a taxonomic change has occurred, triggering new Red List assessments. If you
would like to propose additional species to be reviewed, please post a
comment on the relevant 'Suggestions for new topics' discussion, or email
 in either case giving details of population/range
estimates that may require revision. 
.          For more general information about the GTB Update, visit
Thank you very much in advance for your help. We look forward to receiving
your contributions via the web forum before 15 July 2013. For further
information, contact Andy Symes, Global Species Programme Officer

Many thanks to all,
The Global Species Programme team


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