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Benefits of an Ecosystem-based management

Most ecosystems today face multiple threats simultaneously. These threats tend to be studied at individual levels, and therefore their additive, antagonistic or synergistic effects are usually not assessed. The basic principle of ecosystem-based management is to recognise all interactions among an ecosystems' components, both ecological and social connections.

Chile and its central zone: a global biodiversity case

As a complement to the IUCN methodology to assess the ecosystem threats, Chile has analyzed the quality of the available data regarding the current threats of 17 endemic ecosystems.

Ready: the third edition of the IUCN RLE Photo Contest is now open!

Are you passionate about nature? Are you worried about how your environment or the places you have known since your childhood are being modified? Do you like photography? You can now participate in the Third IUCN Red List of Ecosystems Photo Contest - Ecosystems at the Crossroads. The period for registration and reception of photographs is open from March 31st to June 30th, 2016. We look forward to receiving your photo!

The updated version of the “Guidelines for the application of IUCN Red List of Ecosystems Categories and Criteria” is available!

Since 2008, many experts from around the world have been actively participating in the development of the categories and criteria for the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems (RLE). One of the latest products of this work is the publication of the IUCN’s "Guidelines for the application of IUCN Red List of Ecosystems Categories and Criteria." This document provides a theoretical, exemplified, updated and documented guide for the systematic application of the RLE’s categories and criteria.

Next port for the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems team: The 1st World Forum on Ecosystem Governance, Beijing, China

The State Forestry Administration of China, IUCN and its Commission on Ecosystem Management, the Beijing Municipality, and the Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation will co-host the 1st World Forum on Ecosystem Governance from 23-28 October in Beijing, China.
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