Nature 389, 436 (2 October 1997) | doi:10.1038/38873

IUCN's credibility critically endangered

N. Mrosovsky1

  1. N. Mrosovsky is in the departments of Zoology, Physiology and Psychology at the University of Toronto, Toronto M5S 3G5, Canada.


The IUCN is the world's main authority on the conservation status of species, so it is important that its recommendations are based on sound and open science. Recent events suggest that this is not always the case.