Catches Reported for the 2020 Season
C. Allison and S. Burkett
The Cetacean Specialist Group (CSG) is the official IUCN Red List Authority responsible for assessing global threat levels for cetacean species. Between 2018 and 2021, the CSG undertook a reassessment of all cetacean species as well as many subspecies and subpopulations. A total of 104 new or updated assessments were published during that time. Of the 90 cetacean species assessed for the Red List, 24% are assigned to a threatened category (i.e. CR, EN, VU), 11% are Near Threatened, just over half (54%) are Least Concern, and 10% are considered Data Deficient.