Using Monitoring and Collection Data to Inform Conservation Status Assessments

Anne Frances, NatureServe

Conservation Status Assessments evaluate species’ risk of extinction and are therefore often the first step in prioritizing conservation actions. Red List Assessments ( are widely used in globally while the NatureServe Network’s Ranks are more commonly used in the United States and Canada. Although methodologies between the platforms differ, much of information needed for both types of assessments is the same. Expanding on the “Documentation and Data Sharing” chapter of the newly published CPC Best Practices, this presentation will focus on ways that CPC institutions can collect and transfer data to better inform conservation status assessments. Examples include documenting locality information, population size, and threats.