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THE RED LIST OF ECOSYSTEMS
What is the RLE?
IUCN’s Red List of Ecosystems (RLE) is a global standard for assessing risks to ecosystems. It allows us to identify common symptoms (both spatial and functional) to understand the level of risk that an ecosystem is facing.
Why the RLE?
The RLE is a scientifically robust, transparent, evidence-based support tool that helps us understand ecosystem dynamics, as well as which ecosystems are healthy, and which are at risk of collapse in the near future and why.
Compiles information from ecosystem risk assessments from around the world that follow the IUCN RLE Categories and Criteria.
IUCN Global Ecosystem Typology
The first-ever comprehensive classification framework for Earth’s ecosystems that integrates their functional and compositional features.