Taiwanese IUCN species list

Latest version published by Taiwan Biodiversity Information Facility (TaiBIF) on 03 January 2023 Taiwan Biodiversity Information Facility (TaiBIF)
Publication date:
03 January 2023
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The Red List of Threatened Species, published by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), lists the conservation status of a representative selection of plant and animal species according to the level of threat to their survival. A species may have a limited distribution or be found only in a small area in a country. From the point of view of biodiversity, however, the extinction of any species can prompt a global impact. Therefore, the related information of an endangered species should be recognized and its conservation effort be executed. IUCN estimates that there are 20,000 endangered species. The catalogue of life, Taiwan (TaiCoL) lists 314 species in vulnerable (VU) or higher levels. The scientific name (including author and year), synonyms, assessment level, and other information of these species are also included in the database. Taiwan, even the whole world, needs to actively promote the conservation work of these species. Through Taiwan Biodiversity Information Facility (TaiBIF), the information of Taiwan’s endangered species can be shared and exchanged with other GBIF participants. Users can use keywords to link to other websites with relevant information. All these efforts are to draw the world's attention to the conservation issue of endangered animals and plants.

Data Records

The data in this checklist resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 576 records.

1 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

Taxon (core)

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Chung KF, Shao KT (2021): Taiwanese IUCN species list. v7.4. Taiwan Biodiversity Information Facility (TaiBIF). Dataset/Checklist.


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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 99aaf1d4-6099-45a7-975e-324adc74036f.  Taiwan Biodiversity Information Facility (TaiBIF) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Taiwan Biodiversity Information Facility.


Checklist; IUCN; Taiwan; TaiCoL; Inventoryregional; Checklist


Kun-Chi Lai
  • Processor
Kwang-Tsao Shao
  • Originator
Research Fellow (Retired)
Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica
128 Sec 2, Academia Rd., Nangang Dist.
115 Taipei
Chihjen Ko
  • Processor
Sz-Yi Tsai
  • Point Of Contact
Database Administrator
Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica
128 Sec 2, Academia Rd., Nangang Dist.
115 Taipei
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Kuo-Fang Chung
  • Metadata Provider
Associate Research Fellow
Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica
128 Sec 2, Academia Rd., Nangang Dist.
115 Taipei

Geographic Coverage

Taiwan island and adjacent islets.

Bounding Coordinates South West [21.42, 118.76], North East [26.07, 123.03]

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 99aaf1d4-6099-45a7-975e-324adc74036f