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RLE Guidelines for everyone

An important document of the global initiative Red List of Ecosystems is now available in the IUCN three official languages: English, Spanish and French. This document presents a practical guide, exemplified, actualized and documented for the systematic implementation of the RLE Categories and Criteria.

The Guidelines aim to support the practical implementation of the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems Categories and Criteria. This document therefore outlines the necessary steps to: define the assessment area; define the unit under assessment; apply the criteria; and prepare the assessment documentation for peer review and publication. All the steps are illustrated with examples spanning a wide range of ecosystem types, geographical locations and levels of data availability.

This document was originally written in English, but based on the IUCN statutes which establish as official languages: English, Spanish and French, and with the necessity of reaching every day more users and people interested in the protocol of ecosystems assessments, is a priority for the RLE team to present as many documents and products as possible , in at least these three languages, and the Guidelines for the Application of IUCN Red List of Ecosystems Categories and Criteria is no exception.

One of the main goals and commitments for the RLE teams and IUCN is to achieve for the year 2025 the first global list of threatened ecosystems, and for this is important to have all the key documents in more than one language , since facilitates the global reach of the protocol.

For more information on RLE please visit other sections of the web site, also available on three UICN official languages.

Provita Aug 17, 2016


IUCN Red List of Ecosystems


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