These assessments are, in most cases, coordinated by the IUCN SSC Specialist Groups, in the hands of the appointed Red List Authorities, which helps maintain Red Lists updated for each group. For mammals, such systematic assessments started in 1996 (IUCN 1996) and the most updated global assessment was finalized in 2008. In 2015 a new assessment for all small carnivores was released following the accumulation of a significant increase in knowledge. The latest assessment included updates to species assessments and even some changes to previous conservation status assessments. Here I present the current global conservation status and distribution of all small carnivores.