The First Regional Red List Assessment of Selected Species in the Kingdom of Bahrain

The regional assessment of the Kingdom of Bahrain is considered the

first attempt of its kind to assess the current status of selected species

using the guidelines and techniques adopted by the International

Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). It was undertaken with

the participation of a panel of national experts. The panel compiled

a list of 29 priority species which they believed should be the first

batch of species to be evaluated according to the IUCN Red List

Regional Assessment Guidelines. Out of the 29 species proposed for

evaluation, 23 were actually evaluated; the remaining six were not

evaluated due to lack of data. The assessment concluded that 16 of

the 23 species that were evaluated were Threatened at a national

level (see table), and two were Near Threatened. A single species

was found to be of Least Concern and the remaining four species

 

were Not Applicable/Not Evaluated.

 

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