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