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Red List status of species[edit]

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   Under discussion
Descriptionendangerment status of species in any of the national or regional databases, so called Red Lists
Representsspecies (Q7432)
Data typeItem
Domainspecies (Q7432)
Allowed valuesitem for species and subclasses of
ExampleAbemus chloropterus (Q1470623)critically endangered (Q219127) (country (P17)Czech Republic (Q213))
Sourcevarious, eg. this for Czech
Planned useimport several thousand data related to Red List of the Czech Republic
Expected completenessalways incomplete (Q21873886)
See alsoIUCN conservation status (P141)


I wanted to start a property called "Status in the Red List of the Czech Republic" but then realized that this approach would in future lead to dozens of very similar properties related to various national/regional red lists (most countries have them). All statements using this property should use a qualifier such as country (P17) to denote the country to which a Red List applies. This is potentially a very important property so I'd like to invite everyone to discuss the best solution. Vojtěch Dostál (talk) 10:36, 10 June 2018 (UTC)


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  • Symbol support vote.svg Support John Samuel 19:51, 10 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Why is this better than having an IUCN conservation status (P141)-type property for each list? There aren't very many lists/status systems out there, and having individual properties for each would provide a better constraint on the acceptable values (even within the IUCN there are multiple versions with differing acceptable values). —Tom.Reding (talk) 01:51, 11 June 2018 (UTC)
    • There is quite a lot of national red lists,see here - at least to me, >20 is quite a lot. --Vojtěch Dostál (talk) 10:10, 11 June 2018 (UTC)
      • Those can all be classified as 1 "National Red List" with the required qualifier "country = X", if I'm understanding the website correctly. —Tom.Reding (talk) 12:41, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
      • I suggest that the property be renamed to "National Red List status of species", and the description changed from "in any of the national or regional databases, so called Red Lists" to "in the National Red List database". —Tom.Reding (talk) 12:47, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
        • Makes sense to me. We can definitely narrow this down to national databases. However some are not called "Red list" as Faendalimas points out below. --Vojtěch Dostál (talk) 13:28, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I think this needs clarification. I get what you mean, the term red-list is popular among local governing bodies around the world as a name for endangered species list. Of these there is the international redlist managed by the IUCN (ie. IUCN conservation status (P141)) the local ones though similarly named are not the IUCN list. Other countries have other names, eg EMBC List of Australia. The presence or rank on one list does not necessarily reflect the status on another. I have no issue with more of these lists being recognized but the differences between them needs to be recognised also. Cheers Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 00:28, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
This is very true. We should find a way to link to the specific national database using a qualifier. Also the property name should reflect that not all these lists are "Red lists". Do you have a specific suggestion, @Faendalimas: ? Thanks--Vojtěch Dostál (talk) 09:26, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

For the moment Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose. Please sketch the usage of the property with different local evaluations using the IUCN criteria. --Succu (talk)

  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose for reasons of my comment and agree with Succu. This needs to be better thought out, tease out the system to separate it from IUCN conservation status (P141)) appropriately. Show why we want to list the local declarations on species also. Not really sure what you want but at present too much overlap. Get this to a clear and useful proposal and I am happy to reconsider. Cheers Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 02:50, 20 June 2018 (UTC)

Hello Succu, what about this? "Vulnerable" and "Endangered" should IMO be country-specific items. Each country has a different definition of "vulnerable", "endangered" etc; only a few use the IUCN system.

from here

--Vojtěch Dostál (talk) 13:02, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

I'm sorry, Vojtěch Dostál, but your Germany example is wrong. The source should be Rote Listen gefährdeter Tiere, Pflanzen und Pilze Deutschlands, Ausgabe 2009 ff. Rote Listen gefährdeter Tiere, Pflanzen und Pilze Deutschlands, Ausgabe 2009 ff. (=no label (Q23787493)). According to Methodik der Gefährdungsanalyse für Rote Listen the catagories used in this list do not have an exact match to that used by the IUCN. Methodically different evaluations should use there own vocabularities, hence different properties. --Succu (talk) 19:24, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
@Succu Yeah, it might be wrong, sorry - I'm not an expert on German Rote Liste and I don't plan to import them anyway. But you wanted me to give you an example so I did my best. The important thing is the structure of statements, isn't it? And I agree with what you said on the categories - precisely what I thought. --Vojtěch Dostál (talk) 09:20, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
Another example: The Red List of South African Plants makes use of the IUCN categories with some extentions (National Red List Categories). Could you refine your above mentioned list with links to national (regional) assessments? --Succu (talk) 16:16, 24 June 2018 (UTC)
Sorry, I was on a vacation. As for your request: I don't quite understand what you mean. The national assessments are already linked via stated in (P248). Would you like me to do the same example with South African Red List? It would be the same principle, but instead of using non-IUCN categories we could use preexisting IUCN category items. --Vojtěch Dostál (talk) 12:51, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I'm not sure what would work better a general property "conservation status" with values for each country or one property for each country.
    --- Jura 13:01, 24 June 2018 (UTC)

@Faendalimas, Succu: Helloǃ What do you think of the data structure I suggested above? Is it clear? I'd appreciate if we could move on with this. If you think this is too complicated, I'll be happy with a property "Red list of the Czech Republic" but I'm afraid we'll end up with dozens of similar properties like that and I'm not sure what is better. Thanks --Vojtěch Dostál (talk) 11:25, 22 July 2018 (UTC)