About

The Global Mammal Assessment (GMA) is a programme carried out at the Department of Biology and Biotechnologies, Sapienza University of Rome, a member of the IUCN Red List Partnership. Our laboratory includes a mix of academics, researchers, graduate students and program officers dedicated to the assessment of mammal extinction risk, the development of mammal distribution maps, and the forecast of scenarios of future mammal loss driven by global change. The tasks of the GMA program include:

  • Monitoring the conservation status of mammals globally
  • Keeping up to date information on the ecology, distribution, status and threats to all mammal species worldwide and updating the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
  • Coordinating with 35 mammal Specialist Groups of the IUCN Species Survival Commission to help bringing the best science to bare to improve decision making.
  • Prioritizing conservation actions across regions and species to prevent extinctions and foster recovery of biodiversity.
  • Publishing key findings in scientific and general literature to advance the science and policies on mammal conservation efforts.

We aim to support conservation decisions with the best available mammal data globally.