IUCN’s Amazing Species

To increase awareness of the enormous variety of life on our planet, and raise the profile of threatened species, in 2010 IUCN  launched the IUCN Red List ‘Species of the Day’ and this was then followed in 2011 by IUCN’s ‘Amazing Species’.

The following cetacean species have been featured as ‘Amazing Species’ on the Red List website. The information can be accessed by clicking on the name below:


1. Vaquita

2. South Asian river dolphin

3. Blue whale

4. North Atlantic Right whale

5. Irrawaddy dolphin

6. Sei whale

7. Tucuxi