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IUCN Red List for the Lower Mekong

Data from the The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015-4 and updated to include list from 2021, showing the total number of animal species in each category of the Red List, e.g. endangered, threatened, etc, across the Lower Mekong region. Collated for a visualization on the OD Mekong Environment and natural resources page (

Data Resources (4)

Data Resource Preview - IUCN Red List Data - Mekong Region - 2021

Additional Info

Field Value
Dataset topic category
  • Animals
  • Environment and natural resources
  • English
Use limitations "Neither (a) IUCN Red List Data nor (b) any work derived from or based upon IUCN Red List Data (i.e., “Derivative Works”) may be put to Commercial Use without the prior written permission of IUCN."
Dataset reference date February 9, 2016
Temporal extent's start date January 1, 2015
  • Cambodia
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Myanmar
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam
Process Step The two PDF documents for animal and plant categories by country downloaded from IUCN. Copied the table containing data for Southeast Asia to an Excel spreadsheet, and then removed the countries not part of the Lower Mekong, to leave Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. While the data for plants was copied to the spreadsheet, only the animal species data was used in the visualization created in Tableau Public.
Lineage IUCN 2015. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015-4. <>. Downloaded on 9 May 2016.Tabe 6a, Number of animal species in each IUCN Red List Category by country. Page 2 (Southeast Asia) 6b: Red List Category summary country totals (Plants)
Responsible party ODI researcher: David Hill IUCN Global Species Programme Red List Unit. Tel: +44 (0)1223 331199.
Attributes Excel spreadsheet with three tabs containing data copied from the IUCN document, and others with reformatted data for the visualization in Tableau Public. One tab contains notes and source comments.
License CC-BY-4.0
Copyright No
Version 1.1
Date uploaded May 9, 2016, 09:36 (UTC)
Date modified July 21, 2022, 03:33 (UTC)