|title||The conservation status of the 2,219 Mollusks and insects reassessed|
|writer||Administration Services Division|
The conservation status of the 2,219 Mollusks and insects reassessed
NIBR published the revised “Red Data Book of Republic of Korea Vol.6 and Vol.7” on 13 April 2022 that had reassessed Korean mollusk and insect species respectively.
The revised books reassessed and categorized 1,825 mollusks and 394 insects using The IUCN Regional Red List Assessments* based on the first version of “Red Data Book of Endangered Mollusk and Insect in Korea I (2012)”.
*Extinct(EX), Extinct in the Wild(EW), Regionally Extinct(RE), Critically Endangered(CR), Endangered(EN), Vulnerable(VU), Near Threatened(NT), Least Concern(LC), Data Deficient(DD), and Not Evaluated(NE).
As a result, none of the 1,825 mollusks were categorized as Extinct(EX), Extinct in the Wild(EW), and Critically Endangered(CR).
Among 394 insects, Fluted awlet (Bibasis striata) was reassessed and classified from Vulnerable(VU) to Regionally Extinct(RE) category.
The revised books will be distributed to relevant government agencies, research institutions, and major libraries nationwide. They are now available at NIBR’s website (www.nibr.go.kr) in PDF format.
NIBR started the revision process of the Red Data Book in 2020. This process will be finished by 2024. The assessment data will be used as the basis of the Korean Red List Index, K-RLI.