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The Odonata Red Data List for Great Britain (Species Status No. 11) 2008


Over the last 20 years since the publication of the 1987 British Red Data list of Odonata (Shirt, 1987), improved recording, changes in the distribution of British Odonata and modifications to IUCN criteria and categories have meant that a review of the status of dragonflies and damselflies in Britain is now warranted.

This report assesses the current status of British Odonata, using Version 3.1 of the IUCN Red List categories and criteria (IUCN, 2001). The current status of each species has been determined through the analysis of records held within the Dragonfly Recording Network (DRN), along with expert opinions from members of the British Dragonfly Society’s Dragonfly Conservation Group (DCG). In qualifying the Odonata status determined by information held within the DRN database, it is hoped that a more appropriate assessment of each Odonata species may be made and current gaps in Odonata recording highlighted.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Biota

Reference date 2008··

Daguet, C.A., French, G.C. & Taylor, P. (eds). 2008. The Odonata Red Data List for Great Britain. Species Status No. 11. JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 1473-0154.

This publication is one of a series produced under the auspices of the Species Status Assessment project initiated by JNCC in 1999.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2020·02·27

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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