Launch of the First Regional Red List Assesment for the Kingdom of Bahrain

January 2017

In Partnership with the Supreme Council for Envirmoment in the Kingdom of Bahrain, The ARC-WH is launching the First Regional Red List Assesment for the Kingdom of Bahrain which is considered the first attempt of its kind to assess the current status of selected species using the guidelines and techniques adopted by the InternationalUnion for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). It was undertaken withthe participation of a panel of national experts. The panel compileda list of 29 priority species which they believed should be the firstbatch of species to be evaluated according to the IUCN Red ListRegional Assessment Guidelines. Out of the 29 species proposed forevaluation, 23 were actually evaluated; the remaining six were notevaluated due to lack of data. The assessment concluded that 16 ofthe 23 species that were evaluated were Threatened at a nationallevel (see table), and two were Near Threatened. A single specieswas found to be of Least Concern and the remaining four specieswere Not Applicable/Not Evaluated.

 

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at the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage , Manama

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