Regional CEM focuses in early 2013 on Red List of Ecosystems
The Red List of Ecosystems (RLE), a major IUCN initiative launched in 2012 during the World Conservation Congress in Jeju, has been a focal point for CEM’s North American and Caribbean region during the first half of 2013. Coordinated by the Ecosystem Management Programme (EMP) in the IUCN Secretariat, the Red List is supported by the global Commission on Ecosystem Management as a key partner. In February 2013, regional CEM members were invited to participate in person, or by teleconference, in several lunch presentations about RLE made in Washington DC by Edmund “Ed” Barrow, head of the Secretariat’s EMP. In April 2013, Charlotte Moser, Regional Chair for CEM-NA&C, will participate in a panel about RLE at Biodiversity Without Boundaries, the annual meeting of NatureServe. A U.S.-based ecological mapping service, NatureServe is IUCN’s contractor for the Red List in North America and Latin America.