Red list

About the 2023/2024
Mammal red list

The 2023/2024 Mammal Red List revision is funded by SANBI (via the French Development Agency (AFD and FFEM)), De Beers Group, Eskom and the Leiden Foundation.

Please contact us if you would like to be involved as an assessor/reviewer for any of the mammal assessments, or if you have recent mammal data to provide for the revision.

About the 2016
Mammal red list

The Mammal Red List of South Africa, Lesotho, and Swaziland provides an up-to-date assessment of the conservation status of our mammals, of which 57 (17%) are deemed to be threatened with extinction, and 34 (10%) are Near Threatened.
threatened with extinction
near threatened

The Mammal Red List forms part of a series of national Red List projects including assessments of butterflies, reptiles, and birds.

Building on the 2004 Mammal Red List coordinated by the EWT, the 2016 revised assessments were based on data and expertise from over 400 experts. The project was funded via SANBI (through a grant by the Norwegian Government for building capacity for conducting assessments in the southern African region), the EWT, the Department of Forestry, Fisheries, and the Environment (DFFE), E Oppenheimer & Son, and De Beers Group of Companies. We have begun revising the 2016 Mammal Red List.

Contact us
for more information

Dr Tamanna Patel

Mammal Red List Coordinator

The Endangered Wildlife Trust

Tel: +27 11 372 3600

dr Lizanne Roxburgh

Senior Scientist

The Endangered Wildlife Trust

Tel: +27 11 372 3600

dr Ian Little

Head of Conservation

The Endangered Wildlife Trust

Tel: + 27 21 799 8800

Domitilla Raimondo

Threatened Species
Programme Manager

Biodiversity Research and Monitoring
South African National Biodiversity Institute
IUCN Red List Committee

Tel: +27 11 483 5000