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Databases

The major databases of ABCDNet are Asia Species List and Asia Red List.

Asia Species List

Asia is the world's largest and most populous continent. It covers 8.7% of the Earth's total surface area and comprises 30% of its land area. Among 34 biodiversity hotspots identified by Conservation International, about one third distributes in Asia.However, Asian countries are experiencing severe threats to their biodiversity rich areas and ecosystems. To better conserve and manage Asia biodiversity,ABCDNet collect species information in Asia countries.

Asia Red List

The IUCN Red List is the most comprehensive information source on the status of wild species and their links to livelihoods. It is the clarion call for fighting the extinctioncrisis. To better prompt the Red List work in Asia countries and clarify the species status, ABCDNet aims to develop a Red List database covering all available Red Lists in Asia countries.. Now, we have collected Red List in 24 countries.


Mapping Asia Plants

Mapping Asia Plants (MAP) was initiated at the meeting of ABCDNet working group in 2015. Based on the current plant resources in Asia, such as species lists, related database and websites, two projects were carried out to promote MAP, including Southeast Asia Plant Biodiversity Information Infrastructure (SEADiv) and 100 most threatened plants species list in Asia. Since 2016, MAP has been steadily promoted in South Asia, Northeast Asia, North Asia and Central Asia.

SEADiv (http://www.seadiv.org)

Southeast Asia is not only a hotspot of biodiversity and cultural diversity, but also an important area to implement "The Belt and Road Initiatives". However, there are big gaps in biodiversity data generation, sharing and application. It was difficult to support the biodiversity assessment and conservation at a regional or continental level, due to the lack of communications among the existing platforms. The SEADiv aims at integrating plant biodiversity distribution information based on the network and data resources of NSII and ABCDNet and so on. It is one of the pilot projects of MAP, and is financially supported by Southeast Asia Biodiversity Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences.


100 most threatened plants in Asia

There is a myriad of species of plants in Asia, experiencing different threats. Endangered plants list and related information in the Asia area were sorted from the 2016 data of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). According to the endangered category of IUCN, the species which are evaluated as critically endangered and above are selected, then comprehensively evaluated through analytic hierarchy process. Finally, the threatened species evaluation system, which is suitable for Asia, was preliminarily established, and 100 most threatened plants in Asia were generated.