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Updated Guidelines for the application of IUCN Red List of Ecosystems Categories and Criteria now available

A new version of one of the key documents for Red List of Ecosystems assessment is now available. These Guidelines aim to support assessors by providing detailed information and examples of how to apply the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems Categories and Criteria.

Antarctica, Climate Change, and the Biological Answer: A New Green Continent

Scientists warn of the “greening” process in the Antarctic Peninsula. Global warming, along with the increase of tourism in Antarctica may result, more rapidly, in the colonization of invasive species; thus causing rapid changes in the zone’s ecosystems.

Celebrating Edmund Barrow

Ed Barrow has retired as Head of IUCN's Global Ecosystem Management Programme, but this is not a farewell. After a well-deserved break, Ed will continue supporting the RLE programme as a CEM member.

The IUCN Red List of Ecosystems will participate in the 28th International Congress of Conservation Biology

The IUCN Red List of Ecosystems will participate, with two symposiums and a workshop, in the 28th International Congress of Conservation Biology (ICCB) that will take place in Cartagena, Colombia, from 23th to 27th days of July, 2017.

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.
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