New study shows importance of IUCN’s Red List of Ecosystems

This mountain pool is an example of a lentic ecosystem.

May 9, 2013 – A new global standard in assessing environmental risk, the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems, has been trialled on 20 ecosystems spanning six continents and three oceans. The development of this new risk assessment method is seen as a major scientific breakthrough for consistent environmental reporting. “By knowing which ecosystems are tracking well and which ones are in trouble, governments, industries and local communities will be well-positioned to make smart investment decisions for sustainable environmental management,” says David Keith, leader of the study, published in the Public Library…

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