Threat status

Many species of fish are included in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species ( There, a treated species is either classified as not threatened or extinct, assigned a threat status, or an assignment is not possible due to poor data availability. A species automatically qualifies for an ÖVVÖ Conservation Project if it has been assigned a threat status by the IUCN, or if the applicant can credibly demonstrate that a species untreated by the IUCN or a species with poor data is actually threatened. Since the IUCN Redlist only covers described species, it is also necessary to make a credible case for a threat status for undescribed species, as well as for populations. A species that is not threatened may well have populations that are threatened and therefore eligible for an ÖVVÖ Conservation Project.