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Guidelines for application of IUCN Red List criteria at regional and national levels: version 4.0

Over the last decade there has been growing interest in countries using the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria for national Red List assessments. In response to this interest, IUCN developed guidelines on how to apply the IUCN Red List Criteria appropriately for sub-global level assessments. Since the first version of the Guidelines for Application of the IUCN Red List Criteria at Regional Levels was published in 2003, these guidelines have been reviewed and the presentation of the guidelines has been made clearer.
 

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> Lignes directrices pour l’application des Critères de la Liste rouge de l’UICN aux niveaux régional et national: version 4.0
> Directrices para el uso de los Criterios de la Lista Roja de la UICN a nivel regional y nacional: versión 4.0
Guidelines for application of IUCN Red List criteria at regional and national levels: version 4.0
 

Restauration écologique pour les aires protégées: principes, lignes directrices et bonnes pratiques

Cette publication fournit aux gestionnaires d’aires protégées terrestres, marines et d’eau douce des orientations quant à la restauration de leurs valeurs naturelles et autres, aussi bien au niveau du système que du site. Ce guide donne des informations sur les principes et les bonnes pratiques, avec des exemples, et des conseils pour le processus de restauration, mais il n’est pas un manuel de restauration exhaustif et ne donne ni méthodologies ni techniques détaillées.

 

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> Ecological restoration for protected areas : principles, guidelines and best practices
Restauration écologique pour les aires protégées: principes, lignes directrices et bonnes pratiques
 

Elephants in the dust: the African elephant crisis: a rapid response assessment

This publication provides an overview of the current state of the African elephant alongside recommendations for action to ensure its protection. This report has been written in close consultation with experts and a range of sources including CITES Monitoring Illegal Killing of Elephants (MIKE) Programme, the Elephant Trade Information System (ETIS), the IUCN African and Asian Elephant Specialist Groups, and the International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC).

 

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Elephants in the Dust – The African Elephant Crisis
 

Grauer’s gorillas and chimpanzees in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (Kahuzi-Biega, Maiko, Tayna and Itombwe landscape): conservation action plan 2012-2022

The outcome of a 2011 collaborative initiative, this action plan represents an important milestone in the conservation of great apes in the Democratic Republic of Congo, bringing together a large number of government and civilian stakeholders and a panel of ape conservation experts to identify essential actions to slow the decline of gorillas and chimpanzees in the region.

 

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> Gorilles de Grauer et chimpanzés de l’Est de la République Démocratique du Congo (Paysage de Kahuzi-Biega, Maiko, Tayna et Itombwe): plan d’action pour la conservation 2012-2022
Grauer’s gorillas and chimpanzees in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (Kahuzi-Biega, Maiko, Tayna and Itombwe landscape): conservation action plan 2012–2022
 

The economics of ecosystems and biodiversity for water and wetlands: executive summary

This document summarizes a full report of insights on both critical water-related ecosystem services and also on the wider ecosystem services from wetlands. It seeks to show how recognising, demonstrating, and capturing the values of ecosystem services related to water and wetlands can lead to better informed, more efficient, and fairer decision making.  

 

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> L'économie des écosystèmes et de la biodiversité pour l'eau et les zones humides: résumé
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The economics of ecosystems and biodiversity for water and wetlands: executive summary
 

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