Oct. 24, 2018, 9 a.m. - Oct. 25, 2018, 1 p.m. at CI Guiana
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), together with its Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM), are pleased to inform you about the two-day training workshop on The Red List of Ecosystems (RLE) and how to correctly apply this IUCN's knowledge product categories and criteria. The workshop is organized by Conservation International and UICN-Sur, with the collaboration of members from the RLE Thematic group (José Ferrer-Paris and Irene Zager) and the RLE Programme Officer (Nima Raghunathan), who jointly lead the training.
The IUCN Red List of Ecosystems (RLE), underpinned by strong scientific-foundations, allow the assessment of ecosystem collapse through the evaluation of the change in ecosystem distribution and function using quantitative measures and thresholds. Assessment results can be compared between regions and over time, thus helping to identify areas that need fast and effective actions, and informing better local, national, regional and global conservation measures.
The training will:
- Provide an overview of the methodology including key concepts, examples of completed assessments at national and global scales, and their applications;
- Explain the set of five criteria and associated thresholds for performing evidence-based, scientific assessments of the risk of ecosystem collapse, as measured by reductions in geographical distribution or degradation of the key processes and components of ecosystems;
- Introduce the 8 categories for risk of collapse: Collapsed (CO), Critically Endangered (CR), Endangered (EN), Vulnerable (VU), Near Threatened (NT), Least Concern (LC), Data Deficient (DD), and Not Evaluated (NE);
- Through targeted case studies, provide an understanding not only of how the criteria work together to assess risk but how this information can be used to inform different types of policies and management decisions; and
- Illustrate key components of the process of undertaking RLE assessments, and data and information requirements, through hands-on preliminary experience and interactive group work targeted at different audiences.
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