The HELCOM Red list datasets show red-listed species by the stage of becoming extinct in five species groups (macrophytes, benthic invertebrates, birds, fish, and marine mammals). The sixth group includes biotopes also classified by the stage of becoming extinct. In addition, biotope annexes show ten biotope combinations that are in danger of becoming extinct in the Baltic Sea.
Red List includes seven categories that are fully explained in the HELCOM publications for both species (HELCOM Red List of Baltic Sea Species in danger or becoming extinct) and biotopes (Red List of Baltic Sea underwater biotopes, habitats and biotope complexes). For more information, please check the links to the publications on the right. Below, you can see Red List classification with abbreviations from least concern to the most endangered:
Least Concern (LC)Data Deficient (DD)Near Threatened (NT)Vulnerable (VU)Endangered (EN)Critically Endangered (CR)Regionally Extinct (RE)Extinct (EX)
Checklist of benthic invertebrates (Excel sheet)
Checklist of breeding birds (Excel sheet)
Checklist of fish and lamprey species (Excel sheet)
Checklist of macrophytes (Excel sheet)
Checklist of marine mammals (Excel sheet)