1963: Endangered species

The International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources begins compiling the first of what would come to be called the IUCN Red List or Red Data Book, a summary of plant and animal species at varying risks of extinction. The first list was published in 1966.
* Overview (from IUCNredlist.org): @
* Overview (from IUCN.org): @
* "Conservation planning and the IUCN Red List" (Hoffman et. al., Endangered Species Research, 2008): @
* "The dilemma of accuracy in IUCN Red List categories, as exemplified by hawksbill turtles Eretmochelys imbricata" (Webb, Endangered Species Research, 2008): @
* Endangered Species Research: @
* Extinction Countdown (Scientific American blog): @
* "The Road to Extinction: Problems of Categorizing the Taxa Threatened with Extinction" (1984): @
* "The Anthropology of Extinction: Essays on Culture and Species Death" (2012): @

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