By Craig Hilton-Taylor
Release of the 2000 crimson checklist is an immense landmark for IUCN. it's the first time that listings of animals and crops were mixed and the 1st time that the pink checklist has been produced on CD-ROM. The 2000 crimson record combines new assessments‹including all chicken species, many antelope and bat species, so much primates and sharks, all Asian freshwater turtles, extra molluscs, and plenty of others‹with these from past guides. the mix of animals and crops right into a unmarried record containing tests of greater than 18,000 taxa (11,000 of that are threatened species) and the flow in the direction of more advantageous documentation of every species at the checklist signifies that a hard-copy model of the crimson record could run to numerous volumes. This, mixed with the truth that the crimson record should be up-to-date every year, ended in the choice to unencumber the crimson checklist in digital layout, through the area vast internet and as a CD-ROM.