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Wednesday, September 21 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
(REF 21650) The IUCN Red List of Ecosystems: opportunities and challenges to support the post 2020 framework and the Sustainable Development Goals in Latin America

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The IUCN Red list of Ecosystems (RLE) is the global standard for assessing the conservation status of ecosystems, applicable at local, national, regional and global levels. It allows us to identify which ecosystems are most at risk and raise awareness about the main threats they face and the resulting impacts on human well-being, as well as to demonstrate how improved ecosystem management can reduce risks, enhance resilience, and promote adaptation.

Since its adoption as the standard in 2014, over 4,000 ecosystems have been assessed around the world. Latin America has been one of the leading regions in its application; a diversity of ecosystems has been assessed from corals reefs to cloud forests to coastal dunes in this megadiverse part of the world. These assessments have captured both data rich and data scarce ecosystems, and have been conducted in a variety of institutional settings and geographic scales.

In this session, a panel of Latin American experts will discuss progress so far of ecosystems risk assessments and the main lessons learned from the diversity in approaches applied, with strong emphasis on the opportunities and challenges for the application of RLE to inform the post 2020 biodiversity framework and the Sustainable Development Goals.

The session will start with an introductory video by Emily Nicholson, co-lead of the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems thematic group in CEM and will be moderated by Marcos Valderrabano, Programme Manager of the Red List of Ecosystems. This session will be in Spanish.

Join us to learn more about the RLE, real cases, and its applications to address some of the most urgent challenges our world is facing!

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Andres Etter

Professor emeritus, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
Biologist with a PhD in Spatial Ecology. Research spanning Ecological mapping, Land cover/land use modelling, ecosystem transformation, ecosystem risk evaluation (RLE) and its environmental impacts. Applications in restoration and conservation planning. Professor Emeritus (Landscape... Read More →
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Marcos Valderrabano

Programme manager Red List of Ecosystems, IUCN
Programme Manager, Red List of Ecosystems. Biodiversity Assessment and Knowledge team, Science and Data Centre, IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), Switzerland.
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Emily Nicholson

Conservation Scientist, Deakin University, Centre for Integrative Ecology
Professor Emily Nicholson is a conservation scientist, who works on global conservation policy, biodiversity change, and relationships between nature and people. She co-leads the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems group in the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management.
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Marinez Scherer

Professor, Federal University of Santa Catarina
Marinez is a biologist and holds a PhD in Marine Sciences. She is an associate professor at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil, and her main interest is in Integrated Coastal Management, Marine Spatial Planning and ecosystem-based management. Marinez has been... Read More →
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José Rafael Ferrer Paris

Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Ecosystem Science, University of New South Wales
José R. Ferrer is a researcher working with spatio-temporal indicators of biodiversity and environmental variables. He led the first continental IUCN Red List of Ecosystem assessments of the forest of the Americas, and the mapping of ecosystem functional groups for the IUCN Global... Read More →
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Carolina Del Lama Marques

Biologist and Consultant, MapBiomas
Carolina is a biologist and consultant for nature conservation initiatives, with experience working for international organizations in the social and environmental agenda. Currently representing the Institutional Articulation team of the MapBiomas Initiative in Brazil, Carolina has... Read More →

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Irene Zager

Research Director, Provita
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Nahomy De Andrade

Executive Director, IUCN Species Survival Commission

Wednesday September 21, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT