Redlist Revival is a UK based charity working to restore disappearing - "Red-listed" - species identified within the Government's UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Forming part of the country's international commitment to maintaining ecosystems and sustaining a healthy planet, Redlist Revival acts for the public benefit.
OUR VISIONMISSION STATEMENT
‘Wildlife success at the highest level’
Our vision is to participate in a new era focussing on wildlife success at the highest level that has been identified using standardised data. Our desire is to see the recovery of red-listed species.
OUR OBJECTIVESSET OUT FROM THE START
To conduct research focussed on red-listed species and the factors associated with successful stewardship of those species
To encourage implementation and the extension of those factors on associated with success on individual sites to ensure the higher levels of potential are promoted and achieved
To ensure policy makers and decision makers are aware of the factors associated with the revival of red-listed species at national, regional, sub-regional and county level
To promote the factors further through the provision of information and education
Implementation: Redlist Revival has started by using the data from the British Trust for Ornithology’s Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) that tracks population trends. Since 1970, this has shown the red-listed species in the Farmland Bird Index have declined by 75% with over 15 million pairs of specialist birds lost. This data source has been translated to create the Redlist Biodiversity Indicator - a predictive model for the range of the species and the potential for each of the species at national, regional, sub-regional and county level for all those submitting a Registration of Interest form.
Research: Redlist Revival has designed the Redlist Bench-Mark to run parallel with the BBS providing data in a standardised manner for those wishing to measure their performance. The key difference with the BBS being the focus on success and the ability to examine the factors associated with the higher levels of achievement.
Policy: Redlist Revival is involved in discussions with a wide range of policy makers and decision makers to provide an information system to inform them of the data that should be collected through the Realist Bench-Mark (RBM). Discussions also include the need for RBM to be incorporated into all research projects to provide a core unit with standardised data.
Education: Redlist Revival is designing a free web-library for people to access the information associated with where and how species are being sustained and revived.