The first official red list for mammals has been compiled by the Mammal Society. It's sobering reading with 11 of the 47 native mammals at imminent risk of extinction.
The Red List for Great Britain has received authorisation on behalf of
the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) at a
regional level. This is significant as it means that the threatened
British species have been identified using the same robust,
internationally-agreed, system that is applied to classify threats to
species such as elephants and tigers.