To reduce the knowledge gap of species status by revising the previous Red List of Bangladesh using recent Red List assessment criteria version. The specific objectives of the project are to:
i) Establish a baseline from which to monitor the change in status of species
ii) Provide a global context for the establishment of conservation priorities at the local level
iii) Capacity building of the country professionals in assessing the species status following global standard assessment criteria
iv) Monitor, on a continuing basis, the status of a representative selection of species (as biodiversity indicators) that cover all the major ecosystems of the country
IUCN is implementing its flagship project titled “Updating Species Red List of Bangladesh” as a sub-project component of the “Strengthening Regional Cooperation for Wildlife Protection Project” of the Bangladesh Forest Department funded by The World Bank since December 2013. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ is widely recognized.