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Global Database of Species Population Monitoring Schemes

Global Database of Species Population Monitoring Schemes

The metadatabase of species monitoring schemes compiled during the course of the Collaborative Fund project A global audit of biodiversity monitoring is publicly available online via the website of the IUCN SCC Species Monitoring Specialist Group. This project was funded by the CCI Collaborative Fund. For more information about the project, please visit the project page.

What Works in Conservation 2021

What Works in Conservation 2021

A freely-available, comprehensive overview of the expert assessment of evidence for the effectiveness (or not) of Conservation management actions.

Forthcoming legislative issues of interest to ecologists and conservationists in 2021

Forthcoming legislative issues of interest to ecologists and conservationists in 2021

This is our eleventh assessment of the forthcoming legislation that we consider is likely to have consequences for ecologists or the environment. As a result of COVID-19 some aspects are a repeat of expected activities for 2020. For example, this is again being named as a super year for nature with the key global meetings…

Horizon Scanning: What are the forthcoming legislative issues of interest to ecologists  and conservationists in 2020?

Horizon Scanning: What are the forthcoming legislative issues of interest to ecologists and conservationists in 2020?

The annual CCI “horizon scan” has now been complete, with scientists and conservation professionals predicting mosquito-killing fungi and a kelp crisis could be among the trends affecting living things next year. The annual scan was led by CCI Council Member and Cambridge University conservation biologist William Sutherland. The group narrowed a list of 89 issues…

Threats to seabirds: A global assessment

Threats to seabirds: A global assessment

We present the first objective quantitative assessment of the threats to all 359 species of seabirds, identify the main challenges facing them, and outline priority actions for their conservation. We applied the standardised Threats Classification Scheme developed for the IUCN Red List to objectively assess threats to each species and analysed the data according to…