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rredlist 0.7.1

CRAN release: 2022-11-11

William Gearty is now the maintainer of rredlist

rredlist 0.7.0

CRAN release: 2020-10-29


  • vignette added, but only available on the docs site (#24)
  • when testing, if a iucm redlist key not found, set a dummy key (#41)
  • readme improvements (#42)
  • change base url for Red List API to https from http

rredlist 0.6.0

CRAN release: 2020-01-28


  • note in docs about how result may differ in website vs. in this package through the API (#35)
  • fail with useful message when NA’s passed to parameters in package functions (#38)

rredlist 0.5.0

CRAN release: 2018-07-19


  • gains new function rl_use_iucn to help with API key setup (#31) by @maelle
  • gains new functions rl_comp_groups and rl_comp_groups_ to interface with the comprehensive groups API route (#26)
  • rl_sp gains two new parameters: all (logical) to toggle getting all results or not, if selected we do paging internally; quiet parameter (logical) suppresses progress (#29)


  • mention redlistr package in README to help users decide which package to use for which use cases (#30)
  • now using webmockr and vcr to do unit test caching (#33) (#34)

rredlist 0.4.0

CRAN release: 2017-08-26



  • Now using markdown documentation (#22)
  • Fixed many man files which for region parameter described requiring a taxonomic name - fixed to describe accurately. Also improved docs in general (#21)
  • Added the options for category parameter in rl_sp_category() function
  • Added in docs for rl_sp_country how to get acceptable country codes to pass to country parameter
  • Added to package level manual file ?rredlist-package a note from the IUCN Redlist API documentation about that they suggest using taxonomic names instead of IDs because IDs can change through time

rredlist 0.3.0

CRAN release: 2017-01-11


  • New functions rl_occ_country and rl_occ_country_ for getting country occurrences by species name or ID (#13)
  • Replaced httr with crul. Please note this only affects use of curl options. See crul docs for how to use curl options (#14)


  • User agent string like r-curl/2.3 crul/0.2.0 rOpenSci(rredlist/0.3.0) sent in all requests now to help IUCN API maintainers know how often requests come from R and this package (#19)
  • Taxon names are now given back in rl_threats - we didn’t do anything in the package - the API now gives the names back and adds them in a column (#10)
  • Type checking all parameter inputs now both in terms of class and length - with helpful error messages on fail (#17)
  • Simplify package codebase by having single internal function for a suite of half a dozen or so functions that have similar pattern (#18)
  • Removed key parameter from rl_version() and rl_citation() as API key not required for those methods
  • More thorough test suite

rredlist 0.2.0

CRAN release: 2016-10-15



  • Fixed description of what rl_common_names does. In addition, clarified description of what other functions do as well, whenever it was unclear (#12)


  • Some API tokens were being blocked, fixed now (#7)
  • On some operating systems (at least some versions of Windows), queries that included taxonomic names weren’t being processed correctly. It is fixed now (#11)

rredlist 0.1.0

CRAN release: 2016-01-26


  • Released to CRAN.