Sharing your data with the National Red List Project
The National Red List Project set out to create a 'one-stop-shop' for all things national red list. One of the core elements is the National Red List Database (NRLD) which hosts species conservation assessment data applied at sub-global levels. These include sub-national (e.g. an administrative subdivision or area within a country), national (at country level, within political borders) or regional (e.g. multiple countries or at biogeographical scale). Please note that IUCN coordinated Regional assessment projects (e.g. Europe) are hosted directly on the IUCN Red List website and are not replicated within this dataset.
Becoming a data contributor
To encourage consistency and ease when searching and using the database, each species assessment must have the following:
- Taxonomic information for the species assessed – we require a species binomial (or infrarank or subpopulation name) and the species taxonomic authority as a minimum
- Specifics of the assessment criteria system used to assess the species
- The country (or locality details if as a subnational level) for which this assessment applies to
- The species assessment status
- The year of the species assessment
- Details/citation of the source publication or provenance of the assessment
If these essential data are not available, then we are unable to accommodate the assessment at this time.
Uploading the data
We recommend downloading the guidance document PDF below for details on the process:
Next, you will need our Fields explainer excel sheet for help on the terms and required data fields. The 1st tab includes a list of the data fields and descriptions to help with inputting your data. The 2nd tab has an example uploader form format with all the help fields included. Please allow some time for data checks and matching up with the NRLD fields.
Your data can be added directly into the uploader csv file (NRLD_uploader_v20221.csv). Again, we recommend some final data checks in case of transcription errors. Once you are happy with the final dataset, save as a csv with the date and your name in the file name (Date_Firstname_Lastname_NRLD.csv).
Thank you for your submission!
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