Red List Index for species in trade

This indicator is proposed as an indicator for Sustainable Development Target 15.7 Take urgent action to end poaching and trafficking of protected species of flora and fauna and address both demand and supply of illegal wildlife products

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Data sources: IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (; specifically for species coded under "5 Biological resource use" in the Threats Classification Scheme (

Responsible entities and national availability: IUCN Red List Partnership ( Available globally since 1980s, and can be disaggregated to national and regional levels (Rodrigues et al. 2014 PLoS ONE 9(11): e113934).

Linkages: 15.5 (and disaggregated versions for other targets)

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