Ecosystem Management

Global Thematic Areas

Red List of Ecosystems

The IUCN Red List of Ecosystems Categories and  Criteria are a global standard for how we assess the status of ecosystems, applicable at local, national, regional and global levels.Through assessments, we are able to say whether an ecosystem is not facing imminent risk of collapse, or whether it is vulnerable, endangered, or critically endangered. This will be measured by assessing losses in area, degradation or other major changes such as conversion. Learn More....

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 Ecosystem based Adaptation

Existing coping strategies to deal with climate variability, as well as new and enhanced adaptation approaches are required. Given the urgency of adaptation and often limited funding, available and cost-effective adaptation solutions are often prioritized. Ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation, or the conservation, sustainable management, and restoration of ecosystems to help people adapt to the impacts of climate change are gaining increasing attention, as they are accessible to the rural poor in developing countries and can be cost-effective. Learn More......

 Disaster Risk Reduction

Climate change and hazard events such as landslides and floods have caused a marked increase in disasters worldwide, putting millions of people at risk, especially women and children. Human vulnerability to natural hazards is exacerbated by ongoing environmental degradation, high population densities in exposed areas, increased frequency of extreme weather events and lacking or ineffective government policies. Learn More.....

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