A National Red List closing event was held in Skopje, on Wednesday 18 December 2019. It was a half-day event, where the entire process was presented, from the training of the experts to selection of groups to be assessed, as well as the results achieved so far, a complete red listing of the amphibians and reptiles and a priority list of plants, including a red listing for 14 of them. At the event, a wide range of stakeholders from all sectors in society were present.
60 species assessments finalized
The extinction risk assessments for 14 amphibian, 32 reptile and 14 plant species have been completed. The assessments were conducted following all relevant IUCN Red List guidelines. They were reviewed by external reviewers and checked for consistency by IUCN.
The National Red List process in North Macedonia
In the frames of the GEF/UN Environment project “Achieving Biodiversity Conservation through Creation and Effective Management of Protected Areas and Mainstreaming Biodiversity into Land Use Planning”, IUCN ECARO guided the first steps in the official National Red List development, resulting in National Red Lists for two complete taxonomic groups, reptiles and amphibians, as well as a Priority List for red-listing vascular plant species and a limited number of Red List assessments for vascular plants.