The first talk will introduce the purpose of the workshop, the topics and schedule for the session, and set out what we want to achieve by the end of the workshop. There will be a brief outline of the Specialist Group’s structure, aims, and an update on progress made by the group so far. This update will include an overview of the IUCN Red List reassessments for species within Australasia and insular Southeast Asia, using case studies within the regions to demonstrate some of the main changes to the conservation status of species and challenges faced in undertaking the reassessments. We will show detailed results of analysis based on the latest Red List data, and highlight particularly important areas containing high densities of Globally Threatened and Data Deficient species. Finally, we will explain the future plans of the group, which will set the scene for the following talks and structured discussions.