From Assessments to Red Lists of Ecosystems

Contact Information: Ed Barrow, Head Ecosystem Management Programme:


The Red List of Ecosystems is a key knowledge product for the Union. This journey will help you explore the importance of ecosystem assessments both for conservation as well as for human well being. The Journey will demonstrate how different institutions are engaging with ecosystem assessments (NGO, government, Private Sector), as well as from different perspectives (risk, monitoring, economics, strategies).

Friday, 7 September - The journey begins with discussions about Ecosystem Assessment and available tools and approaches in Knowledge Cafés #588, 282 and 477. 

Saturday, 8 September - Be sure to sign up for the Conservation Campus Course (#748) if you wish to learn IUCN Red List methodology and standards. Learn more about regional monitoring systems (Workshop #323) and Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Observation Network (AP-BON) (Workshop #594). In the evening Workshop #781 will examine the policy tools and instruments available from “The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity” (TEEB) process.

Sunday, 9 September – Those involved in IUCN Knowledge Products will attend the Conservation Campus #299 to discuss their development and linkages. Workshop #512 will look at the importance of ecosystem service value assessment.

Monday, 10 September - Two Knowledge Café Discussions will share issues about International Water Law (#492) and the role fishers play in the management of marine areas (#230). In the evening Workshop #228 will profile innovative activities in a variety of countries that make the 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets come alive.

Tuesday, 11 September - This journey will culminate in Workshop 807 on assessing progress to date on the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems. During the day Conservation Campus #104 will look at tools and techniques for ecosystem assessment, while Knowledge Café #708 will focus on the Information, Monitoring and Evaluation System for Conservation of Protected Areas (SIMEC). During lunchtime there will also be a pavilion event to explore some of the linkages between the Red List of Ecosystems and issues relating to governance and conservation action. This journey concludes with presentation of key lessons and proposals from the journey events in Commission/Programme wrap-up session (workshop #813) where priorities, strategies and actions will be identified for the coming inter-sessional period.

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Other relevant events you might be interested in attending:

11-Sep 14:30-16:30 785 Species and ecosystem conservation: streamlining planning, management, and assessment of progress  Halla B
Conservation Campus Courses  
08-Sep 9:00-18:00 11 Intensive course on geoheritage and geodiversity: new concepts and applications in nature conservation  Emerald Room - Lotte Hotel
  9:00-18:00 480 Building capacity on CBA to climate change in islands across Caribbean, Pacific and Indian Regions  Ruby Room - Lotte Hotel
  14:00-18:00 62 Satellite Images for Conservation: A painless introduction using TerraLook  Crystal Ballroom 1 - Lotte Hotel
Knowledge Cafe Discussions  
07-Sep 11:00-13:00 587 Responsibility for stewardship and resilience in climate futures. Yeongju B
  11:00-13:00 665 Generando Capacidades Locales Para Hacer Frente al Cambio Climático en el Chaco Yeongju B
  11:00-13:00 701 Planning for ecosystem-based adaptation: coming to terms with a complex concept in a disparate world Yeongju B
  14:30-16:30 35 Uniting for action in the Western Indian Ocean: climate resilience, food security and biodiversity conservation Yeongju B
  14:30-16:30 646 Knowledge is key to climate change adaptation policy: Lessons learned from five African countries?  Yeongju B
08-Sep 14:30-16:30 355 Dryland Biodiversity: Mobilizing the Union for Conservation through Sustainable Land Management  Yeongju B
09-Sep 14:30-16:30 575 Recruiting policy champions for nature conservation  Yeongju B
  14:30-16:30 696 Addressing Development Impacts at an Ecosystem Level: The Practical Application of the Mitigation Hierarchy Yeongju B
11-Sep 11:00-13:00 520 Urbanization on biodiversity  Yeongju B
  14:30-16:30 28 The Global Wetlands Observing System: GEO BON support for Ramsar Yeongju B
  14:30-16:30 111 Large Carnivores Initiative in West and Central Africa  Yeongju B
  14:30-16:30 542 A Virtual Encyclopedia of key steppes for better understanding and biodiversity conservatioN   Yeongju B
07-Sep 13:00-14:30 619 Global monitoring of biodiversity change: Building the GEO Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON)  Lobby 3rd floor
  13:00-14:30 157 Conocimientos tradicionales para el mundo Lobby 1st floor
  13:00-14:30 215 A novel fire restoration tool – in Mount Attavyros Natura 2000 site, island of Rhodes Lobby 3rd floor
08-Sep 13:00-14:30 532 Experience of the local ECONET implementation: harmonization between nature conservation and local livelihoods needs and future prospects Lobby 1st floor
08-Sep 8:30-10:30 1197 Capacity building in regional and cultural contexts: building efforts to enhance protected area management effectiveness in Asia, and with custodians in safeguarding sacred natural sites  Protected Planet Pavilion
10-Sep 19:00-21:00 1213 Celebrating sacred natural sites  Protected Planet Pavilion
11-Sep 13:00-14:30 1106 IUCN Red List of Ecosystems as an input for action priority setting  A Just World Pavilion

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