Programme Green Status of Species assessment resources

Rebecca Young
Molly Grace
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Here you can find links to the resources needed to produce a Programme Green Status of Species assessment.

By following the provided guidance, you will be able to assess the contribution of your species recovery programme to the global recovery of the focal species.

Resources for undertaking a Programme Green Status of Species assessment

Full guidelines for completing a Programme Green Status of Species Assessment

Programme Green Status of Species step by step summary

Blank example workbook to complete Programme Green Status assessment (contact for workbook tailored to your species assessment)

Feedback form to support development of this tool by informing us about your experience completing the assessment

Completed example workbook for assessing the contribution of the Round Island restoration programme’s contribution to the recovery of the Telfair’s skink

Image to the right: Contribution of the Round Island restoration programme to the global recovery of the Telfair’s skink.



Rebecca Young
I have always had a deep love for nature, and from a young age I wanted to work with animals. Having spent some time travelling and seeing beautiful places, but also the way humans are exploiting and destroying the planet, this grew into a passion for conservation and the desire to work to protect the world around us.

During my PhD investigating the decline of the European turtle dove, one of the UK’s most rapidly declining bird species, I completed a placement with Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, and was truly inspired by the amount this relatively small conservation organisation has achieved over the years.

Since completing my PhD I have had the privilege of joining this organisation and being part of their collaboration with the University of Oxford working on the IUCN Green Status of Species. This role helps me feel engaged with work being done across the world, as I help conservation practitioners understand how their work is contributing to species recovery.


Molly Grace | Departmental Lecturer
Molly joined ICCS as a Knowledge Exchange Fellow in October 2017. She is the Coordinator of the Species Conservation Success Task Force of the IUCN Species Survival Commission. This Task Force is responsible for developing and delivering the new Green List of Species, which will provide a standardised way to measure conservation success and account for the positive impacts of conservation. Currently, conservation success is measured in terms of the outcome we wish to avoid (extinction) rather than the outcome we wish to achieve: the recovery of populations carrying out their ecological roles throughout their indigenous range. Her position is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (supporting Molly as a Knowledge Exchange Fellow), IUCN, Global Wildlife Conservation, and the Cambridge Conservation Initiative Collaborative Fund.

Previously, Molly's research focus was in road ecology, specifically the effects of roads on behaviour of wildlife and humans. She pursued this interest at Duke University (working with Steve Nowicki and Rindy Anderson studying how traffic noise affects songbird communication) and at the University of Central Florida (working with Reed Noss to explore how traffic noise affects amphibian behaviour, and how best to prevent collisions between vehicles and large animals).