IUCN’s Species of the Day

To increase awareness of the enormous variety of life on our planet, and raise the profile of threatened species, in 2010 IUCN  launched the IUCN Red List ‘Species of the Day’ and this was then followed in 2011 by IUCN’s ‘Amazing Species’.

Each day of 2010 and 2011 saw a different species featured on the IUCN RedList website, with information on the threats it faces. The 730 species selected represent the entire range of taxonomic groups and cover all regions. The following cetacean species have been featured as ‘Species of the Day’ on the Red List website. The information can be accessed by clicking on the name below:

1. Vaquita

2. South Asian river dolphin

3. Blue whale

4. North Atlantic Right whale

5. Irrawaddy dolphin

6. Sei whale