The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species is a critical indicator of the health of global biodiversity and informs about the urgency of conservation measures in an attempt to reduce extinctions.

Far more than a list of species and their status, it is a “powerful tool to inform and catalyse action for biodiversity conservation and policy change, critical to protecting the natural resources we need to survive”.

This listing provides information about range, population size, habitat and ecology, use anda/ or trade, threats and conservation actions that provide information necessary for decision-making on conservation actions.

The target species of the LIFE BEETLES project Tharphius floresensis, Pseudanchomenus aptinoides and Trechus terrabravensis, were classified in 2017 as Critically Endangered by the IUCN Red List of Threat Species.

Learn more about IUCN Red list of Threatened Species here