The Norwegian Red List of Species 2015 has been compiled by the Norwegian Biodiversity Information Centre in cooperation with 24 committees of experts with a total of 90 members. The Norwegian Red List of Species includes species that are assessed as being at risk of extinction within Norway. Each species is placed in one of a number of categories, which are ranked according to the level of risk that species will die out if conditions remain unchanged.
Red list assessments are only made for species that are or have been established as reproducing species in Norway. Alien species, in other words species that have been spread to Norway since 1800 by human activity, are not assessed.
Species are assessed against a set of criteria developed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The criteria and guidelines for using them ensure that assessments are standardised, verifiable and objective.
The categories reflect the level of risk that a species will die out if conditions remain unchanged. Species in the categories Critically Endangered (CR), Endangered (EN) and Vulnerable (VU) are described as threatened species.
The assessments for most species groups apply to mainland Norway and adjacent Norwegian sea areas. In all, 21 402 species and 278 subspecies of vascular plants have been assessed for the 2015 edition of the Red List.
The data in this checklist resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 4,618 records.
1 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.
This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.
The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.
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This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 4f1047ac-a19d-41a8-98eb-d968b2548b53. The Norwegian Biodiversity Information Centre (NBIC) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Norway.
- Henriksen, S. and Hilmo, O. (eds.) 2015. The 2015 Norwegian Red List for Species [Norsk rødliste for arter 2015]. Norsk rødliste for arter 2015. Norwegian Biodiversity Information Centre, Trondheim, Norway. ISBN: 978-82-92838-41-9. Available at http://www.artsdatabanken.no/Article/Article/134466 http://www.artsdatabanken.no/Article/Article/134466
- Henriksen, S. and Hilmo, O. 2015. Rødlista for arter 2015 - Et innblikk i metode og resultat. Norwegian Biodiversity Information Centre, Trondheim, Norway. ISBN: 978-82-92838-39-6. Available at http://www.artsdatabanken.no/Article/Article/134467 http://www.artsdatabanken.no/Article/Article/134467