The Swedish Species Information Centre works with biodiversity, serving as the focal point for information on threatened species and biodiversity in Sweden.
Its main tasks are to collect, evaluate and store the most important information about threatened and rare plant and animal species. A basic part of this work is to assess the types and degrees of threat, and to prepare the national Red List and Red Data Books. Much of the work is focused on information through publications, conferences etc.
The international dimension
Effective nature conservation requires cooperation between countries. ArtDatabanken collaborates with Sweden’s Nordic neighbours and is very involved at the EU level. The Centre is also an active member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).