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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.

The Red List of Ecosystems (RLE) of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN): A Key Tool!

The Red List of Ecosystems, known as RLE, is an original protocol to assess the risk of collapse of the ecosystems on the planet.

World Conservation Congress of the IUCN: State and Tendencies of the Biodiversity in the Planet

The prestigious World Conservation Congress of the IUCN 2016 was held in Hawaii under the motto “Planet on Crossroads” and the Red List of Ecosystems had a leading role in it.

Biodiversity Research: How much does it cost?

It’s common to hear discussions about conservation, endangered species, and threatened ecosystems. However, funding towards these types of initiatives is rarely discussed.

IUCN Red List of Ecosystems


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