09 Sep '12, 1am

IUCN’s Red List of Ecosystems gains speed (#IUCN) #ecosystems

IUCN’s Red List of Ecosystems gains speed 09 September 2012 | International news release From Australia to Patagonia, from coral reefs to rainforests and deserts, the new IUCN Red List of Ecosystems will assess the status of ecosystems worldwide, to identify their risks and the potential impact on both ecosystems and human wellbeing. Modelled on the influential IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, the Red List of Ecosystems will identify if an ecosystem is vulnerable, endangered, or critically endangered, based on an agreed and internationally accepted set of criteria for risk assessment. In addition to providing a global standard for assessing the status of ecosystems, the outputs of the Ecosystem Red List could also be used to inform on the current and future threats to the services that such ecosystems provide, such as clean water, climate regulation and natural produc...

Full article: http://www.iucn.org/?uNewsID=10913

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