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IUCN Red List

The TFTSG provides expertise and science-based recommendations with conservation relevance covering all species of freshwater and terrestrial turtles and tortoises. The TFTSG is the recognized global authority and official IUCN Red List Authority for the determination of global threat levels for these species. The TFTSG works closely with the IUCN Red List Programme to assess, evaluate, and determine appropriate threat level categorizations for tortoises and freshwater turtles on the IUCN Red List, providing new and updated determinations on a constant basis.

IUCN Red List for Testudines

EX = Extinct; EW = Extinct in the Wild; CR = Critically Endangered; EN = Endangered; VU = Vulnerable; LR/nt = Lower Risk/Near Threatened; LR/lc = Lower Risk/Least Concern; LR/cd = Lower Risk/Conservation Dependent; DD = Data Deficient Detailed information regarding current IUCN Categories and Criteria (ver. 3.1) are available via this link (redlistcatsenglish.pdf). Detailed information about each listed species is obtained via the IUCN Red List website.