Threat status not updated in national checklists

Platform : Website

Browser : Chrome, but I don’t think it’s a browser problem

URLs (aka web addresses) of any relevant observations or pages:


Screenshots of what you are seeing : See urls above. It’s not a display problem.

Description of problem :
According to the url shared in point 1, Nehalennia speciosa is listed as “CR” on the Swiss red list.
However, according to the “Switzerland” location page, Nehalennia speciosa is listed as VU only (see url n°2). This is the case for several other species that have a status higher or lower than the European or global UICN status, like Acipenser sturio, which is classified as an RE in Switzerland but is visible as a CR in the Swiss checklist. (url 4&5)
As a result, the species on the location page are not displayed according to the country’s actual protection status.

The same thing happens in reverse. For example, Sterne paradisaea has no threatened status in Switzerland, yet it appears in the search (see url n°3). The search was carried out for Switzerland, by ticking the “threatened” box and filtering the results by the genus Sterna. There should therefore only be Sterna hirundo, which is the only species with threatened status in Switzerland.
Is this a bug or is it just that iNaturalist is having trouble with the different overlays of threat status (global, continental, country, region, etc.)?

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I keep finding new things.
Cyprinus carpio is listed NT in Switzerland. On an observation of this species in Switzerland, we can see that the visible status is “VU” (European status). Shouldn’t iNaturalist give priority to the lowest level red list status (country < continent)?
url of the observation
url of the Cyprinus carpio page

I’m not sure about this specific example, but the status for Switzerland was just added yesterday. The species has 1000s of observations so it may take awhile for reindexing. I’d check back in a few days/week to see.

Thank you for your comment. Indeed, the red list status of carp was added yesterday, but the status of Nehalennia was added more than a year ago, and it is a species with very few sightings…