A practical guide to the application of the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems criteria.

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
2015
Rodriguez, J.P., D.A. Keith, K.M. Rodriguez-Clark, N.J. Murray, E. Nicholson, T.J. Regan, R.M. Miller, E.G. Barrow, L.M. Bland, K. Boe, T.M. Brooks, M.A. Oliveira-Miranda, M. Spalding, P. Wit
PublisherThe Royal Society
SourceMark Spalding
Volume / Issue370 (1662)
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DOI10.1098/rstb.2014.0003
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AbstractThe newly developed IUCN Red List of Ecosystems is part of a growing toolbox for assessing risks to biodiversity, which addresses ecosystems and their functioning. The Red List of Ecosystems standard allows systematic assessment of all freshwater, marine, terrestrial and subterranean ecosystem types in terms of their global risk of collapse. In addition, the Red List of Ecosystems categories and criteria provide a technical base for assessments of ecosystem status at the regional, national, or subnational level. While the Red List of Ecosystems criteria were designed to be widely applicable by scientists and practitioners, guidelines are needed to ensure they are implemented in a standardized manner to reduce epistemic uncertainties and allow robust comparisons among ecosystems and over time. We review the intended application of the Red List of Ecosystems assessment process, summarize ïbest-practiceÍ methods for ecosystem assessments and outline approaches to ensure operational rigour of assessments. The Red List of Ecosystems will inform priority setting for ecosystem types worldwide, and strengthen capacity to report on progress towards the Aichi Targets of the Convention on Biological Diversity. When integrated with other IUCN knowledge products, such as the World Database of Protected Areas/Protected Planet, Key Biodiversity Areas and the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, the Red List of Ecosystems will contribute to providing the most complete global measure of the status of biodiversity yet achieved.
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