Article | 31 jan, 2020

Finland’s Comprehensive Red List of Ecosystems (RLE) Now in English

One of the most comprehensive in the world, the assessment of threatened habitat types in Finland is now available also in English.

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Photo: Heidi Arponen, Metsähallitus Parks & Wildlife Finland

The Red List of all of Finland’s terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems was first published in Finnish in December 2018. The methodology applied in Finland – the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems Categories and Criteria – is new, but gradually becoming the common standard for assessing the threat status of ecosystems and habitats.

To pave the way for the further expansion of RLEs, Finland now provides a set of assessment examples in addition to the RLE results. Sharing concrete assessment examples in English enhances the harmonization of RLEs across the countries.

The publication “Threatened Habitat Types in Finland 2018 - Red List of Habitats Results and Basis for Assessment” in English available for download here.

More Information:

Assessment of threatened habitat types in Finland 2018: The status of natural habitats continues to deteriorate
Finland Publishes the Most Comprehensive Red List of Ecosystems in the World