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The Reptile Red List Assessment Forum has been designed with the primary purpose of reassessing reptile species, and to a lesser degree the assessment of new species that may require more extended input from the general herpetological community, such as new species emerging from taxonomic splits of wide-ranging species.

The aim of the forum is to provide a platform whereby the herpetological community can post new and recent information relevant to the reassessment/assessment of reptile species. If new information is available through publications or feedback, then a new draft assessment with this new information will be posted on the forum for feedback. To facilitate use of existing information, the forum includes iNaturalist (http://www.inaturalist.org/) maps and records, where iNaturalist is a citizen-science initiative seeking to involve the general public in reporting sightings of plant and animal species all over the globe. The use of iNaturalist’s data is left to the experts’ discretion, and there is no requirement to use these data, although use is encouraged when sources and/or evidence provided are considered to be reliable. Published or draft IUCN species ranges are included in the maps to facilitate viewing.

Feedback compiled through the forum is used to update species assessments prior to following the appropriate channels (review process, consistency check) for publishing final assessments in the IUCN Red List.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Given the current quality control requirements needed for conservation assessments to be published on the IUCN Red List, and our very limited human resources, we are unable to process large numbers of assessments at this time. Country-level global reassessments may be possible if requests come with the funding and resources necessary to conduct such reassessments, or if the herpetological community of the country or region in question is willing to take over stewardship of its global assessments through its respective regional/national working group.

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