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Conservation planning and the IUCN red list


Hoffmann, M and Brooks, TM and da Fonseca, GA and Hawkins, AF and James, RE and Langhammer, P and Mittermeier, RA and Pilgrim, JD and Rodrigues, AS and Silva, JM and Gascon, C, Conservation planning and the IUCN red list, Endangered Species Research, 6, (2) pp. 113-125. ISSN 1863-5407 (2008) [Refereed Article]


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Systematic conservation planning aims to identify comprehensive protected area networks that together will minimize biodiversity loss. Importantly, conservation planners seek to determine where to allocate limited resources first, particularly given the uneven spread of, and threats to, biodiversity. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species incorporates data not only on threats to species, but also on species distributions and ecological requirements. These temporal and spatial attributes, when combined with other datasets, have proven useful for determining the most urgent priority areas for conserving biodiversity, from the global level down to the scale of individual sites. Although many challenges remain, the increasing reliability and comprehensiveness of the IUCN Red List suggests that its role as a source of biodiversity data in systematic conservation planning is certain to expand dramatically.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:IUCN Red List · Conservation planning · Threatened species · Biodiversity
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Ecology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Other environmental management
Objective Field:Other environmental management not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Brooks, TM (Dr Thomas Brooks)
ID Code:63912
Year Published:2008
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2010-06-08
Last Modified:2011-10-03
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