South African species information & red lists

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Welcome to South Africa's official site for Species Information and National Red Lists; here you will find information on South African animal species including their descriptions, their ecological requirements, their distributions and documentation linked to threat assessments. The South African Biodiversity Institute has worked in partnership with host research institutions, and conservation NGOs to document our species diversity and assess its threat status using the IUCN 3.1 Red List Categories and Criteria.