[Coral-List] Wiley-Blackwell make Red List articles open access

Douglas Fenner douglasfenner at yahoo.com
Sat Apr 9 21:23:21 EDT 2011

The IUCN Red List is an international list of endangered and vulnerable 
species.  To read about the development of the criteria used to judge whether 
species are endangered or vulnerable or not, two articles on the basis for the 
criteria are now available.

Quoting the IUCN Species Survival Commission newsletter,

"Wiley-Blackwell, which publishes the journals Conservation Biology and
Conservation Letters, has very kindly made a number of articles on topics
relating directly to the IUCN Red List available free to access to all users.
This includes the seminal paper by Georgina Mace and Russ Lande on the
development of the Red List criteria (Cons. Biol. 5: 148-157) and the more
recent paper by Georgina Mace and colleagues on the history of the
development of the criteria (Cons. Biol. 22: 1424-1442)."

To download these articles free, go to

Douglas Fenner
Coral Reef Monitoring Ecologist
Dept Marine & Wildlife Resources
American Samoa

Mailing address:
PO Box 3730
Pago Pago, AS 96799

work phone 684  633 4456

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