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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.

Red Lists of Ecosystems: A new global standard

On May 20th, during the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) 83rd meeting, held at Gland, Switzerland, the categories and criteria for the identification of threatened ecosystems and the creation of Red Lists of Ecosystems were officially adopted.

Red List of Ecosystems of Norway now available in English

The Red List of Norwegian Ecosystems gathers information about the conservation status of the habitats and ecosystems that are currently diminishing their span or exist only in small areas and as such are considered to be under risk of collapse. To achieve this, Norwegian experts quantified the loss in area and analyzed the evidences of degradation or other major ecosystem change (e.g. conversion).

The special issue of S.A.P.I.EN.S. dedicated to IUCN Commissions

The special issue of S.A.P.I.EN.S. (Surveys and Perspectives Integrating Environment and Society) dedicated to IUCN Commissions has just been published. The electronic version is available. A limited number of publications in hard copy and on USB sticks will be available at IUCN World Conservation Congress. All articles can also be read and downloaded separately.
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