In this section we include a compilation of key documents and scientific publications relevant to the development, discussion and implementation of the IUCN Red Lists of Ecosystems Categories and Criteria, as well as informative and educational materials developed to inform the public about this important tool.
The Guidelines assist correct implementation of the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems Categories and Criteria by providing information on the development of the protocol and a detailed overview of the scientific foundations supporting the categories and criteria. They define assessment units (ecosystem types); define ecosystem collapse; discuss the influence of scale; and explain the structure of the risk assessment protocol. The Guidelines also provide detailed definitions of the terms used in the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems Categories and Criteria.
This section includes documents on the development and implementation of the Categories and Criteria for the IUCN Red Lists of Ecosystems. These documents are key to understanding how the proposed categories work and how they can be applied to develop case studies.
It includes risk assessments carried out in different ecosystems of the world, at different scales, applying the Criteria and Categories of the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems.
This section included diverse materials (brochures, videos, etc) that have been generated with the purpose to inform about the advance of IUCN Red List of Ecosystems, as well as its products and initiatives.
This section includes documents regarding the development and implementation of the Criteria and Categories of the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems. These are key documents for the understanding of the operation of categories and the methodology allowing case studies at a global level.
It includes complementary publications to the key documents, as well as risk assessments of ecosystems with the application of protocols different to the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems.
This section includes tools and basic training packages made available to broaden the knowledge of researchers, professionals and decision makers in relation to the application of the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems Categories and Criteria.