625 fungal species assessed and published as of December 2022
Thanks to the contributions of many mycologists from throughout the world, the number of fungi in the global red-list greatly increased in 2022 from 545 to 625, this number includes 93 lichenized fungi. The largest number of newly assessed and published species during 2022 were from North and South America and Africa thanks to initiatives and workshops focused on assessing North American lichens, North American fungi, Brazilian fungi, and Chantarelles.
The activities of the Global Fungal Red List Initiative during 2022 included two virtual workshops to assess fungi held hosted by Brazil and the Argentine Mycological Congress, one digital workshop to assess lichens in North America, one ongoing project to assess all 350+ species of Chantharellus and approximately 100 Edge-species, i.e., species of monotypic genera.
Efforts in 2023 will include efforts to finalize and publish species that have been assessed or preliminary assessed on this website as well as completing comprehensive assessment of species of Cantharellus and the selected Edge species. We hope that a couple of workshops will take place digitally plus at least one physical workshop which is planned in connection with XIX Congress of European Mycologists in September. The active involvement of the mycological community, professionally employed and amateurs, is needed for these efforts to succeed.
Web pages for each species selected for assessment will be found on this site, see the initiatives and workshops at the Events tab under Proposals. Please contribute information on species you are familiar with. The data compiled on these pages will be used for completing assessments on each species during upcoming physical and digital activities. Contact either Anders or Greg for more information. James Westrip is supporting the assessments from the IUCN Red List Unit.
- Read about earlier activities 2020
- Read about earlier activities 2019
- Read about earlier activities 2017–2018
- Read about earlier activities 2014–2016