Please note that Continental Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis and Siberian Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita tristis have been moved from Appendix 1 to Appendix 2 as of 31st December 2015.

This is the sixth revision to be applied to the Appendices since the IRBC changed its method of record submission and assessment in January 2005. For a full account of the background and reasons for the new reporting system click here. The IRBC will continue to periodically review the list of species included in both lists.

The fifth set of changes made to the Appendices are described here

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