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IUCN Red List of Ecosystems Training Workshop

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The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), together with its Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM), are pleased to invite you to a one-day training workshop on The Red List of Ecosystems (RLE) and how to correctly apply this IUCN knowledge product´s categories and criteria. The IUCN RLE, underpinned by strong scientific-foundations, evaluates the change in ecosystem distribution and function using quantitative measures and thresholds thus informing better ecosystem management solutions and helping identify areas that need fast and effective actions.

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.

Contact Verónica Ruiz ([email protected]) to join via Skype for Business by Wednesday, 27th June.

Presentation slides will be available online after the workshop here. 

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