A Primer on the IUCN Red List
Invertebrate Conservation Skills Webinar by Mike Hoffmann
The IUCN Red List is arguably the most influential conservation tool today, helping to inform conservation planning, management, monitoring and decision making. This session will:
- introduce the IUCN Red List, including its history and what it aims to achieve;
- provide a brief overview of the categories and criteria and some commonly misunderstood issues with their application;
- explain who is involved and how the Red List information is produced;
- discuss how Red List information is used;
- and finally touch briefly on future directions.
By the end of this webinar attendees will understand what the IUCN Red List is and what it aims to do, how the criteria and categories broadly work, and how it is compiled and used.
Invertebrate Conservation Skills Webinars are online training events which are comprised of a 60 minute presentation from an sector professional, followed by a 30 minute live question and answer session. We host them on Zoom and we will send out joining instructions on the day of the event. Each webinar will be accompanied by an online article summarising important links to resources and further information, as well as hosting a recording of the presentation.
Tutor: Mike Hoffmann
Mike Hoffmann heads up global wildlife recovery programmes at the Zoological Society of London. He has more than two decades of experience in international conservation, including having spent 10 years with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), where he worked extensively on the Red List. He is the former Chair of the IUCN Red List Committee and has participated in >1000 species assessments for multiple taxa ranging from mammals to seagrasses.
The FSC BioLinks project is part-funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. These conservation skills webinars are made available to UK-based professionals and volunteers at a subsidised cost of £10. For professionals that are not based in the UK, the cost of the course is £20.
£20 - For non-UK residents. Select Attendee (Online)
£10 - Subsidised by the FSC BioLinks project for professionals and volunteers based in the UK e.g. biological recorders, volunteers, wildlife gardeners, amateur naturalists and students. Select Attendee Discounted (online)
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The format of our Conservation Skills Webinars is as follows :
- 5 minute intro by the FSC BioLinks project team
- 60 minute talk presented by our expert guest speaker
- 25-30 minute speaker Q&A session hosted by the FSC BioLinks project team
Each webinar will be accompanied by an online article summarising important links to resources and further information, as well as hosting a recording of the presentation.
This is an Online Training Webinar
These webinars will be hosted on Zoom , a free video conferencing platform. We will email all attendees details of how to access the online course and the webinars closer to the course start date.
Please email [email protected] if you have any questions.
This webinar will require approximately 1.5 hours of your time.