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Confronting risk: The Red List of Ecosystems as a practical and effective tool for conservation

We know our planet faces unprecedented impacts human activity and climate change – biodiversity loss and environmental degradation continue at alarming rates – but where are the opportunities for action? What can be done to secure a sustainable future? IUCN has developed the Red List of Ecosystems (RLE), a new tool and global standard to assess risks to ecosystems so as to inform where and how we can act. It is a tool that is already in high demand.   

A Practical Guide for to Application of the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems Criteria

On January, 15th, 2015 Rodriguez and his collaborators presented a new contribution on the IUCN Red List of Ecosystem: the article “A practical Guide to the Application of the UICN Red List of Ecosystems Criteria” on the Philosophical Transaction of the Royal Society B journal. Such article is based on the version 2.0 of the Categories and Criteria of the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems, but contrary to the previous articles (Rodríguez et al. 2011Keith et al. 2013), it was thought as a practical guide for those professionals who wish to broadly implement this risk evaluation protocol of ecosystems in terrestrial, maritime, fluvial and subterranean environments on sub-national, national or regional levels. In the article, the best practices for such evaluations were summarized which warrant methodological accuracy on the risk estimation, the process standardization, the decreasing of uncertainty and the comparison among ecosystems throughout time.

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