Template talk:IUCN2008

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Page creation and notes[edit]

In creating this template, I copied the code from the much-used 2006 IUCN template, however, several modications were made. First, the URL structure appears to have changed on the IUCN Red List site. Although the site will redirect old links, I have modified the template URL to reflect the new structure. (For this reason, I am strongly suggesting the use of this template over the 2006 version.) I also fixed the IUCN Wikilink to point to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources instead of the World Conservation Union.

There was one thing I was not sure of. The IUCN Red List site offers a citation, which differs slightly from the one that this and other IUCN templates use. Instead of listing Accessors as authors, they just list "IUCN 2008". Do we stick with using Assessors, or model our citation style after their suggested citation? Personally, I'm inclined to follow the IUCN's suggestion, giving the organization authorship. Other minor differences include a typed URL (whereas we provide an external link), and the wording "Downloaded on" vs. "Retrieved on". If we want to model their citation style, it would be an easy fix. Comments? - Visionholder (talk) 17:09, 6 October 2008 (UTC)

Problem with template?[edit]

The template seems to be returning a dead link. See the references section of White-headed Duck and Whooper Swan for example. In the former case, even the earlier Template:IUCN2006 had similar problem, but it was giving a dead link. prashanthns (talk) 13:29, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

The two examples given above had incorrect ID numbers attributed to their respective species. I searched IUCN, located the correct pages, and copied the correct ID numbers into their respective references. Both pages are now fixed. There does not appear to be any error with the template. However, there may have been an error with any macros that might have been used to automatically update the references shortly after the new IUCN data came out. –Visionholder (talk) 21:47, 29 April 2009 (UTC)
Is it possible to get a bot to do this re-linking?prashanthns (talk) 03:43, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

Downloaded or accessed[edit]

The template results in this sort of phrase; "Downloaded on 18 September 2009". Presumably it should say; "Retrieved on 18 September 2009" to be in line with other reference template. Snowman (talk) 19:40, 19 November 2009 (UTC)

Can someone please address this? Cheers, Jack (talk) 16:53, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

Edit request on 7 January 2013[edit]

Please change "Downloaded on" to "Retrieved". This will bring it inline with other citation templates.

Jack (talk) 16:55, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

Done --Redrose64 (talk) 17:52, 7 January 2013 (UTC)


Please add ref=harvid option so that it can be used like IUCN. Thanks speednat (talk) 03:59, 7 February 2014 (UTC)